MALAYSIAN SECURITY TEAM KILLS MEMBER OF ABU SAYYAF TERROR GROUP

LAHAD DATU, Sabah� Malaysian security forces gunned down a suspect believed to be a member of the Aby Sayyaf Group – a kidnap for ransom terror group (KFR) – during a shoot-out in the waters of Pulau Kantong Kalungan, in the Silam Sea area off Sabah state here Monday.

Sabah Police Commissioner, Ramli Din said the suspect, Abu Paliyak, in his 30s, who is also a member of the Remy group or known as Two Brothers, was believed to be at sea to monitor the movements of the security forces and channel information to the KFR group to commit cross-border crimes in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), when the incident took place at 3am.

The area of the encounter is near Philippine waters.

However, he said a team from the Lahad Datu Marine Police Force (MPF) and a Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Special Team on patrol under disguise came across the suspect who was acting in a suspicious manner.

The suspect sped off and started shooting at the security forces from a distance of between 20 and 30 metres when they tried to approach him and introduce themselves as police. The security forces returned fire. Several minutes later, police caught up with the suspect’s boat and found him dead, he told a media conference here.

Ramli said a modified shotgun with an empty casing and ammunition were found on the boat.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK