WASHINGTON -- The State Department advised visitors to the
Malaysian island of Sipadan to "remain vigilant" and "keep a low
profile" in view of an April 23 attack on a dive resort by gunmen.
The department said the armed group seized several hostages of
different nationalities, including two U.S. citizens who later
escaped while being boarded onto boats to leave Sipadan.
The island is located offshore from the Sabah state on the
island of Borneo. The department's precautionary announcement also
covered the Tawau and Samporna areas of Sabah.