Another Malaysian policeman killed in Borneo: Report
LAHAD DATU, Malaysia (AFP) - A Malaysian policeman was killed by "militants" in a region where Filipino followers of a self-claimed sultan are holed up in a deadly standoff with security forces, state media reported on Sunday.
The police officer was killed when he was fired upon on Saturday in the Malaysian town of Semporna, 300km by road from the site of the standoff at Tanduo village on Borneo island, where 12 Filipino intruders and two police died in a firefight the day before.
State news agency Bernama also said another officer suffered gunshot wounds.
It quoted police as saying that the killing was unrelated to the nearly three-week siege involving armed intruders who arrived from the Philippines by boat to press the "sultan's" historical claim to the area.