KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a senior Islamic State (IS) member and 13 other suspected militants, and seized a ready-made Improvised Explosive Device (IED) meant for attacking Bukit Aman top brass.
The 14 were picked up by Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division in Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Penang and Sabah between July 14 and July 20.
It is learnt that the 1kg IED, capable of destroying a vehicle upon impact, was in a house in Kampung Melayu, Sungai Buloh, that one of the militants led the police to.
The house is believed to be a storage place for the terror group.
Of those detained, 12 of them belong to the same cell as the militants who were detained late last month and are suspected of taking orders from Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi to launch attacks against the top Bukit Aman officers.
Among them, two worked as cooks at a franchise restaurant in the Klang Valley, two were employed at a private company, one was a student at a private university and another was a mechanic.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said one of the suspects confessed to sharing knowledge on how to make IEDs on the Telegram app with other IS militants.
“He also claimed to have received orders from Muhammad Wanndy to make an IED for attacks in the Klang Valley.
“Muhammad Wanndy also promised to supply him with a pistol through a middleman to defend himself against the police,” said Khalid in a statement yesterday. Continue reading