Bangladeshi among IS militant suspects held in Malaysia

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Bangladeshi national among three was detained in anti-terror swoops in three states of Malaysia on Thursday, reports The Star.

The Malaysian police claimed that all of them were suspected Islamic State’s (IS) militants.

The Malaysian law enforcement has not unveiled identities of the IS suspects as yet.

“The three men – an Indonesia, an Indonesian and a Bangladeshi - were nabbed by the Counter Terrorism Division (E8) between 17 and 30 May in Selangor, Kedah and Sabah,” said the Malaysia media outlet quoting the country’s inspector-general of police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

On May 30, the Malaysian police arrested the 28-year-old Bangladeshi from Kuala Kedah, the report added.

"He was working as an assistant mechanic on a ship. He also possessed the necessary chemicals and expertise to produce Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)," Abdul Hamid was quoted as saying in The Star.

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