Immediately a joint operation was launched by the army, special operations group of J&K police and CRPF in the area.
He further added that three other jawans have suffered bullet injuries in the incident.
Three foreign militants were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. There are no reports of any Indian casualty in the gun battle. The fire was immediately retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, three militants were eliminated.
However, no fresh contact has been established with militants by forces today.More news: Did Selena Gomez lip sync?
State DGP S P Vaid hailed the security force for their "excellent work" in counterpoising the three terrorists.
On Sunday, the Army had said that in 2017, it had killed 125 to 130 militants in the "hinterland" of the Kashmir Valley and 190 militants in the whole of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar-based army spokesperson, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said army men foiled an infiltration bid of militants in Keran sector of Kupwara today. A police officer Muhammad Imaran Tak of Udhampur was also killed in the gun fight.