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Malaysian police broaden hunt for members of ISIL-linked militant groups

Published on Jun 17, 2014 11:01 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police are hunting for the remaining members of the militant group which was planning to undertake suicide bombings and attack missions in Syria and Iraq.

The police are aware of the identities of the members of the group, within and outside the country, sources said.

Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, said: "We have always monitored and increased our efforts against these men (militants)."

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said police would conduct thorough background checks on enforcement personnel to ensure they were not linked to any terrorist or militant groups.

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