A five-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl die in the blast, which happened a day after four people were gunned down by suspected rebels.

Two children have been killed and five other civilians wounded in a blast in a village in Indian-administered Kashmir,

a day after assailants sprayed bullets towards a row of homes in the same area, leaving at least four dead, police said.

The blast occurred near one of the houses targeted overnight on Monday in Dhangri village in the southern Rajouri district.

A five-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl died in the blast, officials said, adding that the injured were being treated at a hospital.

On Sunday night, two gunmen indiscriminately opened fire at three houses in Dhangri, police officer Mukesh Singh told reporters. He said four civilians were killed and five others were wounded.

Police blamed armed attackers for carrying out the two attacks, which is close to the highly militarised Line of Control that divides the disputed Himalayan region between India and Pakistan.