Malaysia detains 17 suspected of plotting attacks: police chief

April 6, 2015 1:34 PM

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Malaysia detains 17 suspected of plotting attacks: police chief

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Seventeen suspected militants have been detained on suspicion of plotting to carry out attacks in Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian police chief said on Monday.

Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar tweeted that the 17, two of them had just returned from Syria, were detained Sunday. No further details were given and a police official said a statement will be issued later.

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