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Cops On The Hunt For More IS Suspects: Zahid

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PUTRAJAYA: Police are on a manhunt for more suspects on their list following the arrest of 12 suspected militants on Sunday, who were making and testing homemade bombs, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

Ahmad Zahid said that the arrested men would have targeted financial institution, banks and companies dealing with cash over the counters.

“We arrested them based on intelligence gathered as they were in the midst of testing homemade bombs. They were also practicing to see the result of the explosion from the homemade bombs.

“If they were not stopped, they would have targeted financial institutions, banks or companies that deal with cash over the counters or have safe deposits. I applaud the swift action by the police in preventing such incidents from taking place.

“We are still searching and we are very serious in finding these people. We have a list and the police is more than capable in pulling out the suspects wherever they are, we are going to find them,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid spoke to reporters after receiving a courtesy visit from the new British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell at his office, today.

During the meeting Zahid and Treadell had spoken about bilateral ties between both countries in terms of security and immigration matters.

On Sunday, Special Branch had arrested 12 suspects in Hulu Langat, Selangor allegedly planning to create chaos in the country and seized explosives.-NST

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