Malaysia detains 13 suspected ISIS militants in major swoop

A Malaysian soldier at a joint police-army exercise at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 22, 2016.
A Malaysian soldier at a joint police-army exercise at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 22, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - A total of 13 suspected Islamic State (ISIS) militants were detained following a major swoop on Wednesday, Malaysia police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said on Thursday (March 24).

The Inspector-General of Police tweeted that the suspects were arrested after the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) raided terror cells with ISIS links around the country.

“Congratulations to E8 after successfully raiding cells with links to ISIS yesterday.

"13 people were arrested and ISIS documents were also seized," he tweeted via his handle @KBAB51 on Thursday.

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