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.
On Monday, an Indian Army major was killed when the military clashed with militants in Anantnag during a joint security operation. Major Ketan Sharma and an unnamed militant believed to be a foreign national were killed in the gunfire. Police said that two soldiers were treated for injuries at hospital, the Indian Express reports.
Officials said a militant fired at the security team and that arms and ammunition were recovered from the site.