Malaysia : Police detains 20 suspected Islamic terrorists

In Malaysia police, have detained 20 suspected Islamic terrorists, including a leading member of an Indonesian extremist group and others believed to be planning to fight in the strife-torn southern Philippines.

Police said in Kuala Lumpur that the arrests were made in nationwide raids from late November to mid-December.

Among those detained was an alleged senior leader of the Indonesian IS-linked terror outfit Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has been blamed for several recent deadly attacks in its home country.

Several Filipinos, Malaysians and Indonesians were detained on Borneo island, also suspected of planning to join terrorists in the Philippines.

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