According to the authorities, an unidentified number of militants attacked a police post in Achabal area on Friday night following which there was a brief gunfight.
Sources says, Police had recovered weapon from the victim who has been identified as Bilal Ahmad a resident of Tantraypora Yaripora of the neighbouring Kulgam district.
A policeman also got injured in the incident and was shifted to a hospital for medical treatment, where his condition is stated to be stable.
According to the police, Bilal had joined the LeT outfit three months ago. He was involved in a number of terrorist attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area.
More details are awaited.