Esscom forces engage eight boats; Filipino intruder shot, captured

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  • Thursday, 04 Sep 2014

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces shot at and captured a suspected Filipino intruder in a standoff with eight boatmen in separate pump boats in waters off Pulau Bakungan Kecil that borders southern Philippines.

Soldiers from the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) were forced to shoot one of the intruders and sink his boat when he threatened to attack them after they were found trying to sneak into Sabah's waters from neighbouring Philippines island of Bakungan Besar at about 1.45pm on Wednesday.

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