The Sabah police today set ablaze at least six hideouts of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in the state’s southwestern Beaufort district. The action came as a follow to the May 17 shootout that resulted in the killing of three terrorists.
The operation carried out in the dwellings located at a mangrove swamp near Taman Sri Arjuna, will continue tomorrow. As many as 60 such dwellings will be destroyed in the operation so that they can “never be used again for same purpose”
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As many as six hideouts of Abu Sayyaf groups were set ablaze by the police in Sabah’s southwestern Beaufort district.
The action to destroy the dwellings came after a number of group members were shot dead by the police in the region. The operation to destroy the dwelling was taken to make sure that they can never be used again for the same purpose.
The operation would continue tomorrow, Beaufort police chief Yusoff Zaki Mat Yaacob told the media.
The police had shot dead three terrorists in the operation that was carried out on May 17. Those who were killed were identified as Abhirsham Samsula@Samseed, Jurakhdam Binda and Alsimar Sukarno. They were aged between 40-60.