Malaysia: Daesh-linked suspect was planning suicide attack

Published January 16th, 2016 - 09:04 GMT

Malaysian authorities said on Saturday that an alleged militant detained in a metro station in Kuala Lumpur has confessed to planning a suicide attack in Malaysia, Reuters reported.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on Friday, and police also seized weapons and documents related to the Daesh militant group.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspect confessed to planning an attack after receiving orders from a Daesh member in Syria.

In a separate incident, three other suspected Daesh supporters were also arrested between Jan. 11 and Jan. 15. The three were arrested at Kuala Lumpur international airport after returning from Turkey, where they were arrested for attempting to cross into Syria.

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