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Farik Zolkepli
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Malaysia

Police fear 'lone wolf' attacks in Malaysia

The Star/ANN | Farik Zolkepli | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

PETALING JAYA - Bukit Aman's biggest fear now is that pro-Islamic State (IS) websites may be used to encourage "lone wolf" attacks in Malaysia.

It said terror attacks need not be carried out by a group because it only takes one person to create chaos.

"A person armed merely with a knife who starts stabbing people in a mall is enough to disrupt safety and security," said Bukit Aman's Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayob Khan.

"Anyone who is pro-IS can carry out the attack at any moment. That is our biggest fear," he said in an interview yesterday.

 

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