Kuala Lumpur: Man detained just an hour before suicide attack

Posted By:
Subscribe to Oneindia News

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17: After deadly attack in neighboring country Indonesia, now Malaysia is on high alert as one Malaysian man was arrested just before he was trying to blow himself up at an entertainment venue in Kuala Lumpur.

In view of terror threat by the IS group, authorities have beefed up the security level. The national police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar informed and said " the 28-year-old man was detained on Friday, Jan 15 at a monorail station in Kuala Lumpur."


While adding to that he said that the man has confessed that he had planned to blow himself up just after he got order from one of the members of Islamic State group in Syria.

Khalid also confirmed that previously the man had been hoisting Islamic State flags at several locations in Terengganu, Perak and Johor.

However, on Sunday, Jan 17, a government official, on the condition of anonimity said that the man is an insurance salesman from northeast Terengganu state.

Three Malaysian has been detained on arrival at Kuala Lampur airport on Monday, Jan 4, On the other hand, Malaysian authority had detained more than 150 suspect linked with the Islamic State group over the past two years in Kuala Lumpur.

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...