The Indonesian Confrontation years. When the Indonesians started attacking Malaysia. This video clip shows the challenges faced by those involved in the fight against the Indonesian aggressors. During the conflict, security forces killed 6,710 MRLA guerrillas and captured 1,287. A total of 2,702 guerrillas surrendered during the conflict, while approximately 500 more did so at its conclusion. 1,345 Malayan troops and police were also killed during the fighting, as well as 519 Commonwealth personnel. 2,478 civilians were killed, with another 810 recorded as missing.