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M'sian security forces in all out attack against Sulu gunmen
Publication Date : 05-03-2013
9:50am: Many ambulances dispatched from Tawau. Media personnel barred from entering Felda 16 area near Cenderawasih township.
9:45am: In Tanjung Labian community hall, about 300 villagers are asking for food as they have not received any since Monday night. They had fled Tanjung Batu after hearing reports of armed intruders.
8:30am: Military trucks were seen going in. Elite military and police squads were also on the ground and believed to be involved in the shootouts with the gunmen.
7:30am: At least six continuous explosions were heard and journalists at Sahabat 16 resort said the jets looped back flying low.
Dawn attacks to flush out the remaining group of armed Sulu gunmen said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Tuesday, in a short statement.
Early Tuesday morning, fighter jets began screaming low over the armed group cornered at the Tanduo village since February 9.
Continuous explosions are being heard as the police and army move in against the gunmen who are reportedly firing back.
The situation around Tanjung Labian, about 7km away from Tanduo village in Felda Village 17 was tense as more than 300 villagers huddled in a community hall kept hearing the explosions.
7:00am: Several fighter jets screamed over Tanduo village, followed by artillery fire