Published: Wednesday March 13, 2013 MYT 7:57:00 PM
Lahad Datu: Injured security forces in stable condition
SANDAKAN: Three members of the Malaysian security forces, who were injured in Ops Daulat during a gun battle with Sulu terrorists in Lahad Datu, were reported to be in stable condition.
Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Peter Pang En Yin who visited the three injured security forces at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, here on Wednesday, said people should continue to give their full support to the Government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in handling the terrorist crisis.
"We pray for the best to the families of fallen security forces in the course of protecting the nation's sovereignty from Sulu militant intruders," he said.
In a shootout between 8pm and 4am on Saturday, two members of the general operations force from Miri, Lance Corporal Mohd Zariman Ibrahim and Corporal Affendi Rusli were injured in the leg while Corporal Khairul Anuar Md Isa of the 7th Batallion of Royal Malay Regiment in Kukusan Camp, Tawau was injured in a gun battle at Sungai Nyamuk, Lahad Datu.
Since March 1, 10 security forces have been killed, including two soldiers in the shootout between security forces and terrorists in Lahad Datu and Semporna. - Bernama