During the army's search operations at Kunda Nar of Keran Sector, terrorists hiding in the area opened fire on securitymen. The area was cordoned and the terrorists were effectively engaged. "The Rashtriya Rifles unit operating at Baron Gali, Lolab, established contact with the terrorists on 25 August. The terrorists were engaged and during the exchange of fire between army troops and the terrorist, Rastriya Rifle soldier Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar was critically injured," the army said. The soldier succumbed to his injuries later. The operations are still in progress. The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda commended the troops for the sustained operations.