Malaysia attacks Filipinos to end Borneo siege

Malaysia attacks Filipinos to end Borneo siege

In this photo taken on March 2, 2013, a group of Malaysian police commandos stand guard near the area where the stand-off with Filipino gunmen took place in Tanduo village, Lahad Datu, Sabab, Malaysia. Malaysia is sending hundreds of soldiers to a Borneo state to help neutralize armed Filipino intruders who've killed 8 policemen in the country's bloodiest security emergency in years. Nineteen Filipino gunmen have been slain since Friday in skirmishes that shocked Malaysians unaccustomed to such violence in their country, which borders restive southern provinces in the Philippines and Thailand. (AP Photo/Bernama News Agency) MALAYSIA OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia launched airstrikes and mortar attacks against nearly 200 Filipinos occupying a Borneo seaside village Tuesday to end a bizarre three-week siege that turned into a security nightmare for both Malaysia and the Philippines.


Malaysia attacks Filipinos to end Borneo siege

Category: Asia  Tags: attacks, Borneo, Filipinos, Malaysia, siege
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