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Seven killed in fresh clashes in Malaysian Borneo

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Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen have died in a fresh clash on Borneo island, police said Sunday, as fears mounted that violence linked to a deadly standoff with Filipino intruders was spreading. 

Malaysian armed policemen man a security check point in Cenderawasih on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen have died in a fresh clash on Borneo island, as fears mounted that violence linked to a deadly standoff with Filipino intruders was spreading.

The shootout late Saturday in the town of Semporna followed a firefight a day earlier between Filipino followers of a self-proclaimed sultan and Malaysian security forces that left 12 intruders dead along with two police officers.

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