The early morning operations in Nagaland and Manipur along the border was carried out after the Army received 'credible and specific' intelligence that these militants were planning more attacks in the Indian territory, Major General Ranveer Singh, Additional Director General Military Operations, said.

"We have inflicted significant casualties on them. As a consequence, threats to our civilian population and security forces were averted," he told reporters here.

He added the Army is in communication with Myanmar authorities on the issue and it is looking forward to working with them to combat such terrorism.

Earlier on June 4, a group of insurgents ambushed a military convoy in Manipur, killing at least 20 Army personnel in the worst such attack in recent years.

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