A militant was killed in Chadoora gunfight on Tuesday while as operation was underway, army sources said.
They said that a weapon has also been recovered from the encounter site.
A fierce gunfight is going on in Zuin village of Chadoora in Budgam district.
Locals trying to help escape militants hold massive protests in the area and pelted stones on forces.
Two youths were killed and 17 sustained injuries in forces actions against protesters.