Lahad Datu: Tanjung Labian villagers flee in midst of gunshots

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  • Sunday, 10 Mar 2013

LAHAD DATU: A group of villagers remaining at Tanjung Labian village near where security forces are on the offensive against Sulu gunmen fled the area after hearing four gunshots on Sunday.

A media team including The Star's photographer Normimie Duin saw the villagers pouring out from their remote coastal village located some 2km from Tanjung Batu village where two policemen were injured in overnight skirmishes with the Sulu gunmen.

''Please let us through. Please let us through,'' the villagers told the media team who spotted them at about 10am.

They were on motorcycles, car and vans heading out to the Felda main road.

The media team also spotted an armed man wearing dark clothes standing by the roadside near the village.

Upon seeing the media team in two vehicles, he ducked and disappeared.

A police truck filled with personnel was seen heading in Tanjung Labian minutes later.

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