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Malaysia detains four alleged Tamil Tigers, including suspect who tried to kill president

Published on Jul 4, 2014 4:24 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Four suspected senior leaders of the Tamil Tigers were detained in multiple raids on Thursday.

The suspected leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were apprehended by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division following raids in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said one of the suspects was a bomb expert holding the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) refugee card while another was suspected of an attempt to assasinate former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga in 1999.

"The third suspect was an accomplice in an earlier thwarted terror attack in India.

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