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Jakarta Post

Another Indonesian terror suspect nabbed in Malaysia

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  01:16 am

Malaysian Police have arrested another Indonesian, identified as Fatir Tir, 34, in connection with a recently foiled terror plot.Police nabbed the former fugitive, who is also known as Nuruddin Alele, in Selangor on Tuesday. Two Malaysians — Muhammad Syazani Mahzan and Muhamad Nuurul Amin Azizan — were arrested on the same day in the state of Kedah in northern Malaysia.“[The three arrestees] are suspected of supporting the Islamic State [terrorist group] and planning attacks in Malaysia and Indonesia,” Abdul Hamid Bador, the Malaysian police’s inspector-general, said in a statement on Instagram on Thursday evening.Abdul Hamid alleged that Fatir had been involved in planning attacks on houses of worship and entertainment centers in Klang Valley, Selangor.“The suspect was exposed to the Islamic State ideology during a five-year prison term in Surabaya [East Java, Indonesia],”...