04 March 2013 20:39 | By MSN News
Bodies of slain policemen arrive in KL

Noraziah Noor (seated L) and Nurunisa Abu Bakar (2nd R), the wives of Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Corporal Sabarudin Daud respectively, recite prayers.



Noraziah Noor (seated L) and Nurunisa Abu Bakar (2nd R), the wives of Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Corporal Sabarudin Daud respectively, who are the members of the Malaysian Police 69th Commando Battalion killed on Friday in the standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, recite a prayer as they wait for the arrival of their bodies at an airport in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur March 2, 2013. A standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed Filipinos ended in violence on Friday, with at least two police officers killed amid conflicting reports of casualties as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out. Malaysian state news agency Bernama said that two police commandos had been killed in a mortar attack and two wounded after security forces tried to force out the group of at least 100 Filipinos who have been holed up in eastern Sabah state for more than two weeks. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
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  • Noraziah Noor (seated L) and Nurunisa Abu Bakar (2nd R), the wives of Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Corporal Sabarudin Daud respectively, who are the members of the Malaysian Police 69th Commando Battalion killed on Friday in the standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, recite a prayer as they wait for the arrival of their bodies at an airport in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur March 2, 2013. A standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed Filipinos ended in violence on Friday, with at least two police officers killed amid conflicting reports of casualties as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out. Malaysian state news agency Bernama said that two police commandos had been killed in a mortar attack and two wounded after security forces tried to force out the group of at least 100 Filipinos who have been holed up in eastern Sabah state for more than two weeks. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© ZUMA/Rex Features)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© ZUMA/Rex Features)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
  • Coffins of Mamat and Daud, who were killed on Friday in standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after their arrival at an airport in Subang. (© Bazuki Muhammad, REUTERS)
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The coffins of Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Corporal Sabarudin Daud of Malaysian Police 69th Commando Battalion, who were killed on Friday in the standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu, are carried after its arrival at an airport in Subang.

A standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed Filipinos ended in violence on Friday, with a total of 27 people reportedly killed as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out. Malaysian state news agency Bernama said that two police commandos had been killed in a mortar attack and two wounded after security forces tried to force out the group of at least 100 Filipinos who have been holed up in eastern Sabah state for more than two weeks.

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