Penang ambush

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Penang Ambush
Part of Malayan Emergency
Date22 January 1950
Result Communist victory
 United Kingdom
Malayan police
Malayan Communist Party
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Unknown Unknown
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
8 killed
6 wounded
14 casualties
1 wounded

The Penang ambush was an incident that took place during the Malayan Emergency. Communists ambushed Malayan and British police and killed eight of them, including a British police sergeant.[1]


  1. ^ "GUERILLAS LOSE 22 IN JUNGLE BATTLE". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 23 January 1950. p. 1. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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