31 Jan '17, 9pm

Malaysia arrests three men for suspected #ISIS links

Malaysia arrests three men for suspected #ISIS links

KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian authorities have arrested three men for suspected links with ISIS, police said yesterday. Muslim-majority Malaysia has been on high alert since an attack in January last year in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia, by militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were detained in three separate raids from last Friday to Sunday. Police also confiscated a shotgun and an air rifle. Tan Sri Khalid did not identify the suspects, but said one of them, a 38-year-old Malaysian, had posted a plan to carry out a bomb attack in capital Kuala Lumpur on his Facebook page. Another of the suspects is an Indonesian with Malaysian residency working as a security guard with national carrier Malaysia Airlines. The three suspects taken away by Malaysian police comprised two...

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