KUALA LUMPUR: A French terror suspect, who was among the students detained from the Salafi Jihadi learning centre in Perlis, died in a road mishap en route to Kuala Lumpur.
Mickael Alain Louvier suffered injuries to his head and chest in the accident at KM428.3 of the North-South Expressway near Bukit Beruntung at about 3.27pm last Friday (Oct 12).
It is learnt that the accident occurred when one of the tyres of a van transporting Lourvier and other terror suspects burst, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Sources said Louvier was being transported from Perlis along with three other French terror suspects from the same learning centre.
“The suspects were being escorted by seven Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism officers.
“All of them were rushed to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital and Selayang Hospital for treatment,” a source told The Star.
Two police personnel, who suffered serious injuries, are still being treated at Sungai Buloh Hospital and Selayang Hospital.
“The rest of the policemen suffered multiple but not life-threatening injuries, while three other terror suspects also suffered light injuries,” the source said.
The remains of Louvier were transported to Bukit Ketri in Perlis, where a funeral was held at the Masjid Mahmudiah Muslim Cemetery on Sunday (Oct 14), another source said.
Louvier and the other three French terror suspects were among eight men detained for terrorist links with groups in Yemen.
They had allegedly had been planning to spread Salafi Jihadi extremist teachings in the region by making Malaysia its central hub.
Under the guise of an Islamic Learning Centre in Perlis, the cult aims to recruit new members and promote their teachings, which permit the killing of non-Muslims and even Muslims who do not follow their ways.
Bukit Aman’s Counter Terrorism Division arrested the suspects in Perlis, Kuala Lumpur and Johor on Sept 24.