Teenage boy killed in operations in Sabah
Kuala Lumpur - A teenage boy was killed Sunday as Malaysian security forces intensified the manhunt for a Philippine sultan's followers who intruded into the eastern state of Sabah to claim the land.
Security forces were questioning five people in Sungai Bilis village in Lahad Datu, 1,600 kilometres east of Kuala Lumpur, when they saw movement in the bushes, said Malaysia police chief Inspector General Ismail Omar.
The troops immediately fired at the bushes thinking they were under attack by followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, who has been fighting Malaysian forces since March 1, Ismail added.
They later found the body of a boy aged between 12 and 15, while another man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was injured in the incident, he said./DPA