KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities have arrested three gentlemen for suspected hyperlinks with the Islamic Condition militant group, law enforcement explained on Tuesday.
Muslim-vast majority Malaysia has been on superior warn considering the fact that an attack very last January by Islamic Condition-linked militants in Jakarta, the cash of neighboring Indonesia.
Inspector-typical of law enforcement Khalid Abu Bakar explained the suspects ended up detained in three different raids from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29. Law enforcement also confiscated a shotgun and an air rifle.
Khalid did not establish the suspects but explained a person of them, a 38-yr-old Malaysian, had posted a prepare to have out a bomb attack in the cash, Kuala Lumpur, on his Fb page.
An additional of the suspects is an Indonesian with Malaysian residency doing the job as stability guard with the nationwide provider, Malaysian Airways.
He and the third suspect, yet another Malaysian, ended up considered to have been arranging to join Islamic Condition militants in Syria, Khalid explained.
The three experience charges of suspected involvement in terrorism, he explained.
Malaysia has not witnessed a really serious militant attack but authorities say they have disrupted numerous plots.
Seven people today ended up wounded in a grenade blast at a bar around Kuala Lumpur in June, in an attack claimed by Islamic Condition.
Malaysia has arrested additional than 250 people today among 2013 and 2016 for suspected militant exercise linked to Islamic Condition.
According to law enforcement facts, ninety one Malaysians had gone to struggle in the Middle East as of October very last yr. Of them, eight had returned to Malaysia and 24 had been killed in fighting there.
Very last week, authorities explained they had arrested four people today with hyperlinks to an Islamic Condition cell based mostly in the southern Philippines.
(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan Modifying by Robert Birsel)