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Malaysian police said they had arrested 79 people in Sabah state, on the island of Borneo, as skirmishes to end a month-long incursion by armed Filipino Islamists left one more dead. 

Malaysian soldiers track down Filipino gunmen in Sabah on March 8, 2013. Malaysian police said they had arrested 79 people in Sabah state, on the island of Borneo, as skirmishes to end a month-long incursion by armed Filipino Islamists left one more dead.

The death of a suspected militant in a shootout Saturday raised the toll to 61 as Malaysian authorities pursued scores of Filipino gunmen who landed in Sabah last month to resurrect long-dormant land claims.

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