NST reported that at 8 p.m., the IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar said shooting incidents between the security forces and terrorist groups were reported in three locations in the village of Tanjung Batu, Lahad Datu this afternoon as the security forces continued their sweeping and mopping operations.
The IGP warned that the Sulu gunmen who escaped the army bombardment on Tuesday are now masquerading as local residents to get away from the police.
At 4.35 p.m., Defence minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi showed photographs of bodies of 7 terrorists killed in yesterday’s OPS Daulat in Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu.
Very early this morning, a Sulu intruder was killed during after he opened fire at security forces forcing the ground team to retaliate.
And in the early afternoon, four suspected terrorists were arrested by the security forces at Kampung Airport near Kem Sri Wangsa, Semporna.
NST also reported that two men were detained by the security forces as they walked out of a plantation near the entrance to Kampung Tanjung Labian.
Some reporters saw the Navy stopped a small boat that came close to shore not far from the Felda Residence in Lahad Datu.
There were several sightings reported of terrorists trying to escape the plantations in Lahad Datu.
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Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi showing photographs of the bodies of Sulu intruders during a press conference in Lahad Datu on Wednesday. Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (center) and Sabah Police Chief Datuk Hamza Taib. – NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star
Cops detain one of the 4 men at Kampung Airport Semporna. — By Mohd Radzi Bujan
(IMAGE FROM NST)
A Nuri helicopter departing for Kampung Tanduo to take part in an air offensive against the terrorists holed up there. (IMAGE FROM BERNAMA)
SEMPORNA 6 Mac 2013 – Anggota Polis dari Cawangan Jenayah Berat, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Sabah berjaya menangkap dua suspek bagi membantu siasatan pengganas dari Selatan Filipina dalam Ops Daulat di sebuah ladang sawit, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
The bodies of nine terrorists that were found by Malaysian security forces during a mopping up operation under ‘Ops Daulat’ in Kampung Tanduo near Lahad Datu on Wednesday. – Bernama
LAHAD DATU 6 Mac 2013 – Jalan ke Kampung Tanjung Labian dan Tanjung Batu yang diisytiharkan sebagai zon merah dikawal anggota polis, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
A military personnel arresting an “intruder”, who had entered a no-entry zone near the Felda Residence Sahabat beach, in Lahad Datu on Wednesday. – NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star
LAHAD DATU 6 Mac 2013 – Sebuah bot anggota PASKAL meronda di pantai Felda Beach Resort yang menjadi kawasan larangan ketika Ops Daulat masih diteruskan terhadap pengganas bersenjata dari Selatan Filipina di Kampung Tanduo, Felda Sahabat 17, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
Army vehicles moving in a convoy in Tanjung Labian on Wednesday. – AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star