Terrorist Foreign Terrorist Fighters Detained In M'sia This Year: IGP

Kelantan arrests ‘in relation to planned attacks’ in the country

Kelantan arrests ‘in relation to planned attacks’ in the country

"We also discovered coordination between IS and other terrorist groups, including the Abu Sayyaf in sending militants to Malaysia to launch attacks", Inspector-General Fuzi added.

One has been detained under Malaysia's Prevention of Terrorism Act, while 12 suspects are still under investigation.

He confirmed that there was more than one arrest, but declined to elaborate.

"It is too early to reveal any details but I will release a statement about this in three days", he told reporters at a press conference at the Police Training Centre on Friday (Oct13).

Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 ― The police have detained 45 foreign terrorists to date, in its counter-terrorism operations launched nationwide, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today.

He said all of them had been directed to infiltrate various countries to launch attacks on behalf of the IS.

He said the move was taken based on intelligence received that Islamic State (IS) elements from various countries, who previously operated in Iraq and Syria, had left these countries after the group lost a major portion of the areas controlled by them previously.

"The ASG members who entered Malaysia are suspected to have planned on launching attacks here, but other terrorists (from different groups) on the other hand, are suspected of seeking shelter, collecting funds, planning to either launch attacks here or using Malaysia as their operation base to launch attacks at other countries", he said.

"Out of the 45 FTFs detained, nine are suspected of involvement with the ASG terrorist group, while three are suspected to be involved with the Fetullah Turkey terrorist group (listed as terrorists) by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)".

On action taken by the police, Fuzi said that 13 suspects were charged in court for terror related offences and under the Penal Code, and investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, with 12 others being deported back to their respective countries for further action from their authorities.

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