Top Malaysian ISIS terrorist Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi is dead: Police chief

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, who was claimed to have been killed in a drone attack.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, who was claimed to have been killed in a drone attack.PHOTO: THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network, Bernama) - Malaysia police confirmed on Monday (May 8) Malaysian ISIS militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi has been killed in Syria.

"After reviewing intelligence, we can confirm that Wanndy have been killed in an attack in Raqqa, Syria on April 29," Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said via his @KBAB51 Twitter handle.

Muhammad Wanndy, who was also known as Abu Hamzah Al-Fateh, was believed to be the mastermind of several attacks in the region including at an entertainment centre in Puchong, Selangor last year.

In that incident, two ISIS sympathisers on a motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade into the Movida nightclub in Puchong, injuring eight people. 

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While it was the first and so far only successful terrorist attack in Malaysia, the attack was considered a botch operation by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

It was reported top ISIS leaders were beginning to lose confidence in the 26-year-old Muhammad Wanndy after his failures in the operations in Malaysia.  

The native of Durian Tunggal, Melaka, was reported to have been under pressure to prove his capability to ISIS leaders.

News of his alleged death had been swirling since his wife Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 28, announced it in a Facebook post late last month.

She said Muhammad Wanndy could have been killed in Syria in a drone strike.

Stating that she accepted her husband's fate, Nor Mahmudah - who has been in Syria with Wanndy since 2014 - vowed to carry on with his struggle in Syria.

"My Mujahid, finally it is your time to go. I will remain here and carry on with the work you started. I accept this as fate," Nor Mahmudah wrote in her latest posting.