Malaysia foils plot by suspected militants to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death by targeting VIPs, houses of worship

The police’s Counter Terrorism Division seized six improvised explosive devices (IED) in one of the swoops, believed to be used on the day of attacks at entertainment outlets and houses of worships in the Klang Valley during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In the first arrest, the police detained a 34-year-old Malaysian labourer in Kuala Berang, Terengganu, on May 5.

“He is suspected to be the mastermind of the cell. He planned to bomb temples and churches, as well as entertainment outlets,” he said.

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Source: The Straits Times