An Indian Army soldier and two militants have been killed in gunfire in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after a major was killed and six soldiers were injured in gunfire and a car bomb attack.

Indian security forces and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants exchanged gunfire in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, NDTV reports. An Indian Army soldier and two militants have been killed, and police believe another militant is hiding in the area.

One of the suspects has been identified as Sajjad Maqbool Bhat, he is accused of arranging a suicide bombing of a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir in February. (RT)