Malaysian police arrest 10 suspected of ISIS links

 

 

Ten Malaysians have been arrested for fostering suspected links with ISIS and planning attacks in the country, police said.

Malaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said that the 10 individuals were allegedly "planning to obtain weapons to launch attacks in the country and arrange logistics for Malaysians to join ISIS in Syria."

The eight men and two women, aged between 24 and 42, were arrested in various parts of the Muslim-majority country, according to an official statement.

Among the 10 were a kindergarten teacher, a former interior designer and two civil servants. The remaining six suspects were members of state security forces, police said.

Authorities say dozens of Malaysians have traveled to Syria to fight in the war there, and have warned of radicals returning home to stage attacks.

 

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