Four killed in North Borneo standoff
- Published: 12 Mar 2013 at 17.53
- Online news:
Clashes between Malaysian forces and Filipino gunmen killed four in the eastern state of Sabah on Tuesday, as thousands of troops were hunting a group of armed followers of a Philippine sultan laying claim on the land.
One soldier and three Filipino people were killed in clashes in the village of Sungai Nyamuk in Lahad Datu, 1,600 kilometres east of Kuala Lumpur, armed forces chief Gen Zulkifeli Zin said.
The deaths brought the death toll to 67 since the fighting started on March 1.
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