Malaysia arrests suspect accused of India plot

May 15, 2014 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have arrested a South Asian terrorist suspect believed linked to plans to attack foreign consulates in India.

A police statement says the arrest occurred Wednesday near Kuala Lumpur but didn’t give details on the suspect.

It says police have been monitoring the suspect since December and found the person was involved in plans to attack consulates in Chennai and Bangalore. It said Thursday the information was channeled to Indian authorities, who arrested three other suspects in Chennai late April.

It was unclear whether the suspect would be extradited or held in Malaysia.


This brings the number of suspected terrorists detained since late April to 13. One was an East African Islamist militant wanted by Interpol and another 11 were Malaysians with alleged links to networks abroad.