Four men linked to an Islamic State cell arrested in Malaysia

Inspector General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador

Four men ( one Malaysian , two Rohingya, and one Indonesian) allegedly linked to an Islamic State cell were arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in Kuala Lumpur.

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said the suspects were plotting to attack non-Muslim places of worship and entertainment centres around Kuala Lumpur.

They were also plotting to assassinate several “high-profile” officials accused of failing to uphold Islam.

“Our counter-terrorism unit found a ‘wolf pack’ allied with IS who planned to assassinate high-profile targets,” Abdul Hamid was quoted as saying by local media at a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters yesterday.

Confiscated were also a CZ 9mm pistol, 15 bullets and six improvised explosive devices, each approximately 18cm in length, smuggled in from a neighbouring country and intended for use in the planned attacks.

All four suspects are being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 – Malaysia World News


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