A search operation is reportedly underway.
Another incident occurred in early hours of Thursday in the Gopalpora village in the Kulgam district. During the attack, Indian security forces killed two militants involved in a May attack on a bank cash van, which left seven people dead.
Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since partition of India in 1947. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict was never resolved.
A significant escalation of tensions in the region occurred in July 2016 after Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani, the leader of a separatist group.