The facts of terrorism

28.07.2016
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Malaysian Police Stated that the Explosion of a Grenade in the Bar was a Terrorist Attack by Islamic State

July 4, Chinese News Agency in Kuala Lumpur (Reporter Zhao Chenu) / The grenade explosion in a bar in the state of Selangor last week in which 8 people were injured was organized by the militants of the Islamic State (IS).

Immediately after the explosion the Malaysian police denied that the attack was organised by the Islamic state. However, on July 4, Khalid Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Police of Malaysia confirmed that the blast was carried out by this terrorist group. Last Wednesday, police arrested 15 terrorists, including two police officers.

Two police officers were arrested separately in the states of Kedah and Penang; one of them was suspected of robbery aimed to raise funds for the Islamic state, while another was accused of harboring militants.

Based on the oral testimony of the arrested militants, the police went in Puchong, where the bomb was allegedly planted under the tree.

Also, according to the police reports, the IS militants plan to commit an attack on a number of well-known people of the country, including Prime Minister Najib Razak, and the Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, as well as a number of judges.

Khalid Abu Bakar admitted that terrorists were planning the next round of attacks, and police needed to be one step ahead of the rebels in order to prevent the assaults.

The police set up a Digital Messaging Center to carry out an overall supervision of the social networks in order to identify information about terrorists.

Khalid Abu Bakar said that the measure was not intended to violate the privacy of Internet users, but purely to prevent further terrorist attacks.

In the morning of June 28, in one of the bars in Puchong, state of Selangor, there were explosions of grenades. Eight people were injured.