Malaysia Arrests Nine Suspected Foreign Militants, Says They Planned Mass Attacks Abroad

Malaysia has deported and blacklisted seven suspected Islamic militants who police say were involved in plans to launch large-scale attacks in several countries.

The men, who were aged 20 to 50 and included six Egyptians and a Tunisian, were among nine arrested early last month in the latest round of anti-terror operations by Malaysian police’s intelligence department.

They were detained by the Special Branch Department in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Sarawak between Feb 2 and Feb 9 after the Counter Terrorism division received a tip-off from intelligence agencies on the presence of several suspected foreign terrorist fighters belonging to the Al-Shariah Al-Tunisia group, which is a part of the Al-Qaeda terror network operating in North Africa.

Read more at The Straits Times

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