Seven suspected IS members detained in Malaysia for plotting attacks
Jan 24, Kuala Lumpur: Seven more people have been detained by Malaysian police suspecting them of being Islamic State members who were plotting attacks in the country.
National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said that the seven Malaysians were detained over the past three days in several states. He said that the operation was a follow-up to the January 15 detention of a man who was planning a suicide attack in Kuala Lumpur.
Khalid said that the police also seized a cache of bullets. He said the seven men were members of the same militant cell planning attacks in strategic locations across Malaysia.
He said in a statement Sunday that one of the suspects received orders from an Indonesian man in Syria who had a role in planning the recent bombings in Jakarta.
The Oslo Times