Published: Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 9:32:00 AM
Updated: Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 10:11:52 PM
Kg Simunul residents trickling home after shootout, but remain afraid
By P. KATHARASON
SEMPORNA: Several suspects have been rounded up as mopping operations continue after Saturday's shooutout at Kampung Simunul where six policemen and six gunmen were killed.
Police declined to say who the suspects were and how many.
Army and police remain on high alert in the sprawling water village as families who fled the gunbattle were seen returning home.
Some who lived on boats with their wives and children were seen arriving at the village at dawn but said they were still very frightened.
In other parts of town, which was deserted for the past two days, some shops opened for business but many remained closed.
In Kunak, the town has become virtually a ghost town with outlets such as KFC, Petronas and other shops closed and the police stations in darkness since reports emerged that armed intruders were spotted in the town on Saturday.
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