Puwlama: The slain militant was reportedly identified as Irfan Ahmad Rather, son of Azad Ahmad of Rajpora village of the district.
The official said that the forces cordoned off the area and started searches to nab the rest of the militants who managed to flee after the attack.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted in the area with youth pelting the forces with stones to disrupt their operation. The forces, according to witnesses resorted to tear gas shelling to disperse the protesters.
Searches were going on in the area despite clashes when last reports came.