Malaysia says foils plan by suspected militants to attack capital

April 27, 2015 12:19 AM

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Malaysia says foils plan by suspected militants to attack capital

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, which is hosting the ASEAN summit.

Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrived on Sunday for a meeting that officially opens on Monday. It was not clear whether any of the alleged attacks were linked to the summit.

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