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Villagers in Kampung Simunul in Semporna look at the body of a man believed to be from Sulu who was killed during a shootout with Malaysian forces. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – One of the Filipino gunmen in Sabah was reportedly killed in an encounter Wednesday morning as Malaysian security forces continued their operations against the group.

“At 6:45 a.m., there were shots fired at our security forces and we returned fire and one of the enemies was shot,” Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar was quoted as saying in a briefing with Malaysian media in Tanduao village, Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“We believed he is killed,” Omar said, according to Malaysia’s The Star. The report however does not state if any body was found after the encounter.

Omar also said that the supporters of the Sultanate of Sulu, which have been encamped in the village for at least three weeks, had been continuously on the move to avoid detection.

Police have been conducting mopping-up operations to find the members of the group after Malaysian security forces bombed the village using fighter jets and artillery Tuesday morning to end the occupation.

The “Royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu in Lahad Datu, led by Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, are in Sabah to reclaim what they say is their rightful territory.

At least 14 from the side of the “Royal army” and eight Malaysian policemen have been killed already from skirmishes that broke out after several weeks of the tense standoff and failed negotiations.  The Star-Asia News Network


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  • Simplify1

    Police Superintendent (colonel) among the 8 policemen killed in Sabah fighting against 35 armed men…. I hate to think what will happen once the 10,000 men of the MNLF areall on the ground…. the military hardware of the MNLF is tucked away in a secret location in SABAH out of reach of the Phil government during the time of their rebellion… All Misuari has to do is land his people without arms in Sabah and conveniently arm themselves upon arrival…

    • anonis_anonis

      Ok. Thanks for the valuable info. I’m relaying it to our local police officers now.

      • Simplify1

        don’t worry, they lready know this… They just buried their police colonel in a “closed-casket”,this makes you wonder why a closed casket?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    The British Government returned India to the indians when Mahatma Gandhi protested against them. The British will realize their big mistake soon. Queen Elizabeth it is time to give Sabah back to the Philippines. Give back Scotland and Ireland to their people. You have no right to distribute countries and they don’t belong to you!

    • anonis_anonis

      Sigh. First you blame China,
      Then you blame US,
      After that you blame Malaysia,
      And now you blame the Elizabeth Queen (who don’t even care what happening here)

      Why are you people so desperate? Is the condition at Philippine so bad that you people can’t think straight?

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

    ABNOY PANOT ILETHAL INJECTION ANG NOO SA MALAYSIA MAKAPILI PARA TATAY NIYA HUDAS SA KAPWA PILIPINO!

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

    SALUTE YOUR BROTHERS YOUR A HEROES!!!



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