Police monitoring 'wolf pack' terrorism


  • Nation
  • Monday, 8 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police are closely monitoring terrorist activities by lone wolves and "wolf packs" that can threaten national security.

Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said in contrast to the terrorist movement like Daesh (Islamic State), these terrorists have no network or links with militant cells and moved in small groups of six to seven members.

Lone wolves are those who engage in terrorist activities alone while "wolf packs" move in small groups and have no network with any terrorist groups.

“We are monitoring to make sure we can abort attacks before they can launch them,” he told reporters after the Bukit Aman Counter Terrorism (E8) Special Branch Star Sterling Service Award 2019 ceremony here on Monday (April 8).

He said since 2013, the division has foiled 24 attempts to launch terrorist attacks in the country. - Bernama