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Bangladeshi among 3 suspected IS militants arrested in Malaysia

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-05-30 8:48:07 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-05-31 11:40:15 AM

International Desk: Bangladeshi among three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants have been arrested following anti-terror swoops in three states in Malaysia.

Malaysia police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday.

The Inspector-General of Police said the three men - a local, an Indonesian and a Bangladeshi - were arrested by the Counter Terrorism Division (E8) between May 17 and 30 in Selangor, Kedah and Sabah.

"A 42-year-old Malaysian contractor was the first arrest made at KLIA on May 17.

"He was planning to head to Egypt to join the Sinai's IS cell before securing safe passage to head to Syria," Abdul Hamid said.

The last arrest was a 28-year-old Bangladeshi in Kuala Kedah, on May 30, he added.

"He was working as an assistant mechanic on a ship,” he said. _Agencies

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