Sunday, March 03, 2013

Malaysia police die in fresh Sabah gun battle

Officials in Malaysia say at least two police officers have died in an armed clash with unidentified gunmen in eastern Sabah state.

They say they are investigating whether the shooting is connected to an armed incursion by men from the Philippines.

At least 100 Filipinos landed by boat in the district of Lahad Datu in eastern Sabah last month.

They say documents dating back to the 19th Century are proof that the area belongs to them.

The clan, which calls itself the Royal Army of Sulu, has occupied the village of Lahad Datu since early February.

On Friday, 12 Filipinos and two Malaysian police officers were killed in a gun battle.-British Broadcasting Corporation (March 03, 2013 06:17GMT)

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