16 Apr '18, 10am

Malaysia police hunt for four ISIS militants still on the run

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police are hunting for four militants suspected of planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship, as well as to kidnap and murder police officers. Malaysia's police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement on Monday (April 16) that six members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cell were arrested between Feb 27 and March 1. But four others were still on the run. Police said the men were "dangerous" and "capable of launching attacks that could pose a threat to national security". Two of the suspects listed were named as Muhamad Faizal Muhamad Hanafi and Muhamad Hanafi Yah, both from Kelantan state. A third suspect is Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa, whose address was given as being in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah in Skudai, southern Johor. The fourth suspect is Awae Wae-Eya, a Thai national living in Narathiwat province in southern Thailand. "We ha...

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