M'sia nabs three suspected terrorists linked to ISIS

Three suspected terrorists with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were recently detained by Malaysian authorities.

They were arrested following raids on their homes in Kuala Lumpur and Kedah last month.

Two of the suspects are civil servants, while the third is a militant who returned from Syria earlier this year.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the 38-year-old militant had been in Syria since Dec 28 last year and returned to Malaysia on April 8.

"The other two suspects - government officials - are aged between 23 and 28. 

"We believe they have been channelling funds for Malaysians who wish to go to Syria and join the Islamic State terror group," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mr Khalid said the police are still hunting for five militants believed to be linked to ISIS and Abu Sayyaf, a terror group based in the Philippines.

Source: The Star

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