Malaysia detains suspected IS supporter planning attacks in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have detained a suspected Islamic State (IS) follower planning to head to Myanmar to carry out attacks, Malaysia’s top counter-terrorism official said.

In an interview, the head of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division, Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, added that Myanmar faces a growing danger of attacks by foreign IS supporters recruited from Southeast Asian networks in support of persecuted Muslim Rohingyas.

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