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March 7, 2013

Security forces kill Sulu ‘general’, 31 others

Nigel Aw

Malaysian security forces killed 31 Sulu intruders yesterday including their ‘general’ in a firefight in Tanjung Batu last night, said inspector-general of police Ismail Omar.

“We received reports from the ground commander confirming that 31 enemies have been shot and believed killed…

“Of the 31, we believe we have also killed their leader who is ranked ‘general’,” he told a press conference in Sahabat Felda Residence, Lahad Datu.

There were no reports of casualties for Malaysian security forces in this round of engagements. (more…)

March 6, 2013

More Sulu gunmen killed in another shooting, says IGP


More Sulu militants have died in a gunfight with security forces here this afternoon, Tan Sri Ismail Omar said today, without specifying the number.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) (picture) also said that the security forces were expanding their search operations from Kampung Tanduo to Kampung Tanjung Batu.

“At 4.15pm, there were shoot-outs at three locations in the (Tanjung Batu) village,” Ismail told reporters here today.

“We believe there were some enemies who fell, but we can’t verify the number at this time,” he added. (more…)

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