Malaysia foils attacks in capital by suspected militants

April 26, 2015 10:53 AM

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Malaysia foils attacks in capital by suspected militants

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city.

The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said in a statement on Sunday.

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