Published: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 11:05:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 9:11:54 PM
Lahad Datu: More bodies of Sulu gunmen in Kg Tanduo, says Sabah CPO
By SHAUN HO
LAHAD DATU: More bodies of Sulu gunmen are believed to be buried in Kampung Tanduo than previously discovered.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said he had new information that there were up to 15 bodies buried there.
"We believe there are more bodies buried in the same grave and in other graves nearby.
"Our men will be going back to investigate," he told the morning press conference here Tuesday.
Nine bodies of the gunmen were initially discovered in a hole by security forces after a strike on the village on March 6 where the armed intruders had been holed up since Feb 9.
Hamza also confirmed that the body of Haji Musa, a general of the Sulu group led by Azzimudie Kiram, was recovered from Kampung Tanjung Batu.
"One more body was recovered from Kg Tanjung Batu today, bringing the total number of bodies recovered to 23," added Hamza.
The death toll for the gunmen remains at 54 and no shootings were reported since Monday.
Malaysian security forces launched an all-out offensive against the group last Tuesday after attempts to end the three-week stand-off peacefully failed.
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