Published: Sunday March 10, 2013 MYT 12:17:00 PM
Updated: Sunday March 10, 2013 MYT 10:36:34 PM
Lahad Datu: Two policemen injured in overnight skirmishes in Tanjung Batu village
By RUBEN SARIO
LAHAD DATU: Two policemen were injured in overnight skirmishes with Sulu gunmen at Kampung Tanjung Batu, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib on Sunday.
He said one policeman was hit in the calf and the other sustained injury in the thigh during the sporadic shootout which occurred between 8pm and 4am.
Hamza said security forces could not immediately ascertain if any of the gunmen were hit in the incident.
The injured policemen were initially treated at the Armed Forces' field hospital before being flown to the Duchess of Kent hospital in Sandakan.
Hamza said the number of people detained under the Special Offences (Special Measures) Act under suspicion of being sympathisers to the gunmen had increased to 85 from 79 on Saturday.
He also denied reports by the Philippines media quoting Filipino nationals after fleeing to their homeland from Sabah as saying that they were abused by Malaysian security forces.
"There is no such thing," he added.
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