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Malaysian army hunt for Filipino clan amid Sabah violence

Malaysian troops are searching houses and terrain for armed members of a Filipino clan embroiled in a three-week conflict in Sabah on Borneo island.

Police say one gunman was shot in brief clashes early on Wednesday, though it was unclear whether he had been killed.

On Tuesday, Malaysia launched a raid on the group with troops and fighter jets, but the clan said they had escaped.

The operation has prompted protests in the Philippines.

Kate McGeown reports from the capital of the Philippines, Manila.

  • 06 Mar
  • From the section Asia