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URGENT ¥¥¥ 12 Filipinos killed in shootout: Malaysia police


Twelve Filipino followers of a self-proclaimed sultan died in a shootout with Malaysian security forces Friday, police told AFP after a 17-day standoff.

Sabah state police chief Hamza Taib said that in addition to two police officers killed, "three were injured and... 12 intruders died" in the firefight.

National news agency Bernama also quoted Prime Minister Najib Razak as saying he had received reports that 10-12 people from the armed group were killed.