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Sabah police comb seaside village for escaped gunmen

Malaysian police attend to a body of a gunman who was shot dead during a shoot-out with soldiers in Simunul village on March 4, 2013. Malaysia vowed to beef up security in the eastern state where at least 26 people have been reported killed after a bizarre invasion by Philippine followers of a self-styled sultan. AFP PHOTO

LAHAD DATU, Sabah—Teams of police are combing through a seaside settlement in Semporna to determine if any gunmen had escaped following an ambush three days ago that saw six policemen and six gunmen shot dead.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said Monday that CID teams were also determining the type of weapons used by the gunmen in Simunul village.

He said police had estimated that not more than 10 gunmen were involved in the incident that was linked to a standoff with the armed Sulu group at Tanduo village near here.

Hamza said the bodies of the policemen were being sent back for burial at their respective hometowns in Sabah and the peninsula after a post mortem on Monday.

He said Malaysian police was collaborating with the armed forces military operations against an armed Sulu group holed up at Tanduo village.

“We are harnessing technical aspects of the military but the operations remain under the police,” he said.

Hamza said police were also trying to verify reports of 10 intruders – three of whom were said to be armed and wearing camouflage uniforms – spotted at two villages in Kunak district.

He said residents from the two villages have been allowed to return home. They were evacuated following reports of sightings of the intruders late Saturday.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74YM4AKT6YHVIO2VVW6VDNZJTA Jhon

    Kill all the malasians land grabbers…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74YM4AKT6YHVIO2VVW6VDNZJTA Jhon

    Kill all the malasians land grabbers…

    • Bekok

      puro ka sulsol. bakit di ka sumama dun pati pamilya mo? takot ka noh, sulsol lang sa ibang tao alam mo. tolonges ka, duwag.

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Waaaaah!!! Si Bekok nainis na sa iyo…..isa pa….

  • http://pandaman60.myopenid.com/ pandaman60

    Hahahaha!! Sulu army looked like drug addicts!! What kind of warrior is this!! Good luck Malaysian Police thank you for your sacrifice!!! Catch all Sulu Army and bring them to justice!!!! Let Allah punish them for their crime!!!

    • batangpaslit

      you are wrong…he is not a member of the Sulu Army.
      he is a Sabahan resident.
      meaing, you have rebellion in your hands.
      save your laugh…for you shall laugh no more
      when you will be buried, your body would be buried with the skin of the pig
      you don’t eat pig’s pork in public, but you eat them in private.
      and you sell pigs to others
      you will be punished for your hypocrisy and for stealing the land of your fellow Moslem

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109063295 Dmitri Slovenski

        You would make a good witch or a villainous Queen in a supernatural drama or fairy tale.

  • Tun Mohd Firdaus

     tausuq..tausug…tausug….heard a lot about this race said by many
    philipines…. how many science, islamic, sosial research they
    contribute? how many of them are great islamic n science scholar? how
    many of them have win Olympic medal? how many of them are civil right
    fighter?how many of them have hold world title in any field? how many of
    them are creator or innovator that contribute in any modern world dev? 
    if none nothing are great about them…… what i read about them are
    great fighter, warrior, being held high by supporter because they fight
    greatly… but they truth are they had been left behind hundred years
    ago by the development of knowledge… and continue the life of jungle
    people…. what a sad story? my advise, go fight in your country to get a
    good education… only good education can free ur race…. can give u
    greater independent….

    • batangpaslit

      yes…Tausug are fighters
      they are not greedy for gain, like you because they are not landgrabbers
      when you die, Allah will punish you
      you robbed your fellow Moslem with the land that belongs to them.
      yet, you have the temerity to insult the owner of the land you are residing

      you are greedy
      you don’t eat pig; but, you sell pork
      when you die, the skin of the pig would be wrapped around your grave to remind Allah you disobeyed His will

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109063295 Dmitri Slovenski

        How would you know if Tun Mohd Firdaus sells pork? Do you know slander is wrong in Islam? And how would Malaysia be stealing from the Philippines if the Sultanate of Sulu is not the official government body of Philippines. You are a disgrace to the Muslim community, killing fellow Muslims under the pretext of reclaiming back your land, when you lost it back during colonial rule. Malaysia will wipe the Sulus out of Sabah.

  • batangpaslit

    so this one is a resident in Sabah
    Malaysia will have rebellion their hands. an irony since in the last 30 years or so they funded the MILF to create trouble in Mindanao

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109063295 Dmitri Slovenski

    3 decades later, and suddenly Malaysia is a land-grabber. Talk about procrastinating! The Sultanate of Sulu is a joke. You don’t need anymore land. You’ve not even fully utilised the land God gave you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    malayshit is fully equipt fight thasame warfare armm forces of the philippines!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    kill all malayshits land grabber!!

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