MUSIC PLAYER AT BOTTOM

OVER 130 TOP HITS AVAILABLE ON OUR MUSIC PLAYER AT THE BOTTOM. TO VIEW THE LIST - CLICK ON MENU ICON AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT ... PLAYER NOT AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE PHONE / TABLET USERS

TO GET UPDATES IN YOUR E-MAIL PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

Friday, 9 December 2016

Malaysian Inspector General of Police praises Tiger Platoon over strike against Filipino gunmen

IGP praises Tiger Platoon over strike against Filipino gunmen

THE STAR
 
PETALING JAYA: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) has applauded the Malaysian security forces who were involved in a shootout with Filipino gunmen believed to be behind cross-border kidnappings.
"Congratulations Tiger Platoon PGA (General Operations Force) for neutralising three and detaining three other kidnappers and rescuing a kidnap victim in Bakapit, Semporna," said Khalid in a tweet on Friday.


At 9.40pm on Thursday, the police's Tiger Platoon engaged in a 20-minute shootout with eight heavily armed gunmen in waters off Pulau Bodgaya in Semporna.
Three gunmen were killed and three others were captured while a policeman was shot in the foot and was airlifted back to Semporna hospital at 1.50am Friday. 
Two other gunmen escaped and are currently being hunted by security personnel.
The eight are believed to be based in the Tawi Tawi chain of islands close to Sabah waters.
According to sources, the gunmen were first spotted in a blue-twin engine 80HP speedboat heading towards the fishing trawler Yakin 2.

Friday, 9 December 2016 | MYT 9:58 AM

Shootout drama at sea with Filipino gunmen off Sabah

Some of the suspects fished out of sea after the shootout in waters off Semporna.
Some of the suspects fished out of sea after the shootout in waters off Semporna.
 
KOTA KINABALU: It was a night of high drama at Sabah’s east coast Darvel Bay when, for the first time, Malaysian security forces came into direct confrontation with Filipino gunmen involved in cross-border kidnappings.  
Three suspected kidnappers were shot dead and three others captured in a 20-minute gunfight between the police's Tiger Platoon and eight gunmen in waters off Pulau Bodgaya in Semporna at 9.40pm Thursday.  
A policeman was shot in the foot during the shootout and was airlifted back to Semporna hospital at 1.50am Friday.  
The whereabouts of two other suspects could not be immediately ascertained as security personnel continue to comb the area.  
Sources said the group of heavily armed gunmen, strapped with bullets, was first spotted in a blue-twin engine 80HP speedboat heading towards the fishing trawler Yakin 2 
The General Operations Force Tiger Platoon, led by a corporal, immediately gave chase as the gunmen attempted to board the trawler.  
A gunfight broke out in pitch darkness and it was only after the violence stopped did they find the three bodies of the suspects. 
Police said three suspected gunmen were arrested after they surrendered. A kidnap victim believed to be a fisherman was rescued.  
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun is expected to give more details later Friday.  
It is widely believed that cross-border kidnap groups have been responsible for at least six of the nine robberies and kidnappings in the east coast this year.  
They are believed to be based in the Tawi Tawi chain of islands close to Sabah waters.

No comments:

Post a Comment

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT TO WIN A PRIZE EVERY FORTNIGHT

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

TWITTER POSTS

Popular Posts - Last 7 days

Popular Posts - Last 30 days

Popular Posts - All Time

STORY SOURCE

The best stories & news from The Star Online, NST, Malaysian Digest, Asiaone, Beautifulnara, Rotikaya, Ohbulan, TheMalayMailOnline, Siakap Keli, Malaysian Insider, Free Malaysia Today and Yahoo are shared in this BLOG bestfbkl.blogspot.com

This Blog claims no credit for any images or stories on this site unless otherwise posted.

Post and Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners.

If there is a post or image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it to appear on this site, please email with a link to the said image, it will be promptly removed.

Google+ Followers