Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA) - The Malaysian police apprehended an Indonesian and two Malaysians for their alleged involvement in a terrorist network and orchestrating to attack Indonesia and Malaysia.

"The IS terrorist group was allegedly supporting them, and planning was underway to launch attacks on Malaysia and Indonesia," Chief of the Malaysian Police Insp. Gen. Abdul Hamid bin Bador remarked here on Friday.

The trio were arrested on May 14 as a follow up to the earlier detention of four terror suspects in Terengganu and Klang Valley on May 5-7, he noted.

The Indonesian terror suspect, identified as Nuruddin bin Alele, 34, was taken into police custody in Banting, Selangor.

"The suspect is a member of the "wolf pack" detained on May 5-7, and allegedly involved in plotting to conduct the mass killing operation and attacks on houses of worship," Bador remarked.

In the meantime, two Malaysians, identified as Muhammad Syazani Bin Mahzan and Muhamad Nuurul Amin Bin Azizan, were detained in Kuala Muda.

"The two had been on the wanted list and surrendered to the police after their families agreed to cooperate with the authority.

Mahzan, 27, resided in Bedong, Kedah, and sold burgers, while Azizan was a farm worker.

The duo had reportedly trained in making bombs in Yogyakarta.

"In 2018, under the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Indonesia, they received training on making triacetone triperoxide, a chemical for producing highly explosive bombs," Bador revealed.
The two suspects had also recced some churches in Yogyakarta to map out details for the attack.

Mahzan had allegedly plotted to conduct a suicide attack in some houses of worship in Malaysia, he noted.

Translator: Agus Setiawan, Sri Haryati
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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