Kidnapping turns violent
Not known whether Abu Sayyaf affiliates were behind the attacks.
Sabah maritime kidnapping, looting ends in bloody shootout; Three dead, two missing
By Kristy Inus
SEMPORNA: The most beautiful waters in the world were the unlikely setting for an orgy of violence, and a deadly confrontation between bloodthirsty, modern-day pirates and fearless law enforcement personnel here last night.
Seven armed bandits in a speedboat took to the waters of Lahad Datu and Semporna and engaged in wanton hijacking, theft, kidnapping and murder on a scale never before seen here, with the crew of fishing trawlers taking the brunt of their brutality.
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