The police and Central Reserve Police Force had established a check point at Lazibal in Anantnag on a tip-off about movement of terrorists through the area, a police official said.
He said the security forces signaled a private car to stop for checking but the terrorists on board opened fire, hitting a civilian.
The civilian, identified as Shakeeb Shabir of Shopian, suffered a crtical bullet injury in the chest, the official said.
He said the 25-year-old man succumbed to injuries while being rushed to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment.
An alert has been issued across south Kashmir to track down the terrorists, he added. -- PTI
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