Al-Badr militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Machama Tral area of South Kashmir's Awantipora on Thursday.
A senior police officer said that in intial exchange of firing one militant of Al-Badr identified as Irfan Ahmad Dar resident of Gadikal was killed. He had joined the outfit on 20th August this year.
The police officer further said that a civilian was brought to the gunfight site to persuade the hiding militant, however he refused to surrender.
Earlier, According to the reports, a joint team of police and army's 42 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Machama Tral.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)