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Malaysia detains 15 over alleged ISIS link


London : Malaysian Police have detained 15 more suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

According to the police, those detained planned to launch attacks and tried to obtain chemicals to make bombs.

The 15 people, including one police officer, were arrested over three days in Kuala Lumpur and six other states, said National Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar.

The authorities said the suspects were trying to obtain chemicals to make bombs and were planning to launch attacks.

They were aged between 22 to 49 and included four women who were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS, reports Guardian.

The police chief said the group also arranged for two foreign terror suspects to sneak out of Malaysia and had channelled money to militants in the southern Philippines.

177 suspected militants have been detained in Malaysia in the past three years.

Malaysia is on high terror alert since the capital of neighbouring Jakarta was attacked by militants in January this year. (ANI)

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