Malaysia says 31 Filipinos fatally shot in Borneo


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The Independent Online

Malaysian police say they have fatally shot 31 Filipino intruders who sparked a security crisis in Borneo.

It is the highest number of casualties in one day since nearly 200 members of a Philippine Muslim clan took over an entire Malaysian village last month to lay claim to a sprawling Borneo state they insist is theirs by royal birthright.

National police chief Ismail Omar says Malaysian security forces tracking the armed clansmen gunned them down in a remote coastal district Thursday. He says no Malaysians were wounded.