Report claims Malaysian police arrest 13 over Islamic State ‘links’

October 15, 2014 6:57 AM

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Report claims Malaysian police arrest 13 over Islamic State ‘links’

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Al-Fdhiliya district, eastern Baghdad June 15, 2014. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Malaysian police have arrested 13 people believed to have “links” with the Islamic State, a report said today, as concern grows over the extremist group’s appeal in the moderate Muslim country.

The Star newspaper quoted national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar as saying the 13 Malaysians were arrested in a raid on a restaurant in a Kuala Lumpur suburb.

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