04 September 2017

News Story: 6 Malaysians, 2 Filipinos detained over linkage to terrorist activities

MANILA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian police have detained six Malaysians and two Filipinos suspected of linking to terrorist activities in that country, a spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Sunday.

Quoting anonymous military sources, AFP Public Affairs Chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said the terror suspects were detained last month by Royal Malaysian Police in Taman Desa Baiduri, Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.

He said the group is under custody at an undisclosed detention facility in the Malaysian capital, and now facing "charges for violating Malaysian statues."

"We have received reports from military sources confirming the arrests (of Malaysians and Filipinos). The group was collared for alleged involvement in and linkages to terrorist activities in that country," Arevalo said in a statement.

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