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Malaysia Detains Three Daesh Suspects Planning Attacks on Independence Day

Malaysian counterterrorism units have detained three suspects of planning terror attacks, local media reported Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Malaysian counterterrorism units have detained three alleged militants of the Daesh terrorist group suspected of planning terror attacks across the country on the eve of the country’s independence day celebration, local media reported Wednesday. The suspects, detained in an operation on August 27-29, had been planning to carry out attacks against police stations, a Hindu temple as well as against other venues across the country ahead of Malaysia’s National Day, celebrated on Wednesday, the Star newspaper reported.

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