Seventeen suspected militants arrested in Malaysia

Malaysian police have detained 17 people suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in Kuala Lumpur. The arrests come just days after the government proposed new anti-terror laws.

Malaysia’s police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said on Monday that of the 17 people arrested on Sunday, two had just returned from Syria.

“[They] were planning terror activities in Kuala Lumpur. Two of them had recently returned from Syria,” he tweeted. He didn’t give any more details, but said there would be a statement later on Monday.
The Malaysian government has been increasingly worried about growing support for the Islamist group “Islamic State” or “IS.”
 
 
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