Malaysia foiled attack on Saudi king, arrested 7 Islamists

Two of the seven terrorists arrested in Malaysia last month were planning a large-scale attack on Saudi King Salman’s entourage during the royal visit to Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 26. They had prepared a “vehicle-borne improvised explosive device,” said police chief Khalid Abu Bakr Monday. The conspirators arrested “in the nick of time” were one Malaysian, one Indonesian, four Yemenis and one East Asian – all with alleged links to the Islamic State. King Salman on a month-long tour of the Far East also found the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on high terror alert.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *