Home > News > Nation
Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 11:32:00 AM
Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 12:13:54 PM
by nadirah h. rodzi
KAJANG: Another woman allegedly linked to a militant cell was arrested in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said the woman was among 10 suspects, including a widow, detained for allegedly planning to launch bomb attacks in Malaysia and other secular Muslim countries.
"She was arrested in the vicinity of KL this (Tuesday) morning. We are in the midst of tracking and identifying other members," he said this at a press conference here.
Ahmad Zahid said the suspects, aged between 25 and 56, were picked up in various locations in the country.
He added that the group included students, odd-job workers and professionals.
On Monday, Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Unit arrested nine members in simultaneous dawn raids in Selangor and Kedah.
Police are expected to make more arrests soon.
The cell is believed to have been operating since October last year and had recruited its members via Facebook.
Among those nabbed is a man in his 30s, said to be the brains behind the cell.
According to a source, items seized from the premises included maps and plans of government buildings and key installations and publications.
It is learnt that the group is against any Muslim country seen as secular and pro-democracy.
“We believe our government and other governments are its intended targets in what it regards as Jihad Perang (Holy War),” the source told The Star, adding that Jihad Perang was also the same motto adopted by Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).
“This group has no political links but has ties with foreign terror cells,” the source said.
It is learnt that the group is also involved in recruiting fighters to Syria and authorities have also traced its indirect links to the al-Qaeda and JI terror groups.
Tags / Keywords:
militant cell, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Muslim, Malaysia
Zahid describes embezzlement allegations as 'reckless journalism'
Zahid: Rain cause of mistaken helicopter landing at Indonesian military post
Publisher to cease using leaked PetroSaudi emails in news reports
Zahid Hamidi: All illegal workers to go before 1.5 million Bangladeshi arrive
Custody case must be heard in Syariah Court, lawyer tells judge
'WSJ allegation against Najib a conspiracy to topple govt'
Not fair to accuse dad, says Mukhriz
We are ready for PAS' legal action, says Penang govt
Muhyiddin urged to step in, pressure Najib to go on leave
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Allaying dam fears
When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over ‘velfie’ craze
Need to improve lives of the disabled
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)