Boo Su-Lyn, TMI
The three-week siege by armed Filipino rebels in Lahad Datu, Sabah, ended today with 14 killed and three wounded after Malaysian security forces exchanged gunfire with the rebels, police confirmed today.
The Star Online also reported the police as saying that a curfew has been in place at Lahad Datu town and surrounding areas since 4pm.
“I am very sad over the incident because what we had wanted to prevent, which is bloodshed, had actually happened,” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was quoted as saying today by The Star Online.
Twelve Filipino gunmen and two Malaysian commandos were slain.