Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 6:16:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 9:27:37 PM
Lahad Datu: Sulu top general Commander Musa among those killed
LAHAD DATU: Police believed they have killed Commander Musa, one of the Sulu gunmen's top general.
His body was among 18 that were brought to Lahad Datu Hospital for post-mortem.
"One of the 18 bodies brought to the Lahad Datu Hospital resembled Musa," said ASP Hussien Omar Khan, the head of Forensics for Ops Daulat.
He said the bodies of the militants, brought from Kampung Tanjung Batu in Felda Sahabat some 130km from here, had decomposed but a post-mortem would be carried out by a pathologist from the Penang Hospital.
Musa was among the Sulu group that intruded Malaysian waters and entered Kampung Tanduo.
He was killed in a gunfight which also saw 31 other militants dead.
Lahad Datu police chief Supt Shamsudin Mat said although those killed were enemies of the country, prayers would be performed on a date that has yet to be confirmed.
"Since they too are Muslims, we have a responsibility to perform the prayers before their burial," he said. - Bernama
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