A Pakistani militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Reasi district in which two special police officers were injured, police said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip off, troops cordoned off an area in Arnaf in the district, 130 kms from here, late last night.

Militants fired on a party of Rashtriya Rifles troops who retaliated.

In the encounter, a Pakistani militant Abu Bakr was killed and an AK rifle and two grenades were recovered from him.

In the encounter, two SPOs Ashraf and Murtaza were injured.