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Malaysia arrests suspected militants over IS plots

Three militants inspired by the Islamic State group have been arrested in Malaysia, accused of planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship in the country and neighbouring Indonesia, police said Thursday. The suspects are thought to have links to a wider IS-inspired cell, some of whose members were detained last week in Malaysia. Malaysia and Indonesia, both Muslim-majority countries, are on high alert amid fears that followers of the jihadists are plotting attacks after the group s defeat in the Middle East. An Indonesian, Nuruddin Alele, was detained Tuesday outside Kuala Lumpur following a tip-off, Malaysian national police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said. The 34-year-old man had been exposed to IS idealogy while serving a five-year jail term in Indonesia. He was involved in a plot to kill high-profile individuals and attack Christian, Hindu and Buddhist places of worship and entertainment outlets around Kuala Lumpur, the police chief added. Authorities announced Monday they had ..

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