Saturday 21 April 2018

Planned attack on Arab royalty foiled in Malaysia

King Salman is on a tour of the region (AP)
King Salman is on a tour of the region (AP)

A planned attack on Arab royalty visiting Kuala Lumpur was foiled last month, Malaysian police have said.

In separate raids in late February, Malaysian officers picked up four Yemenis, two Malaysians and one Indonesian, said Khalid Abu Bakar, the national police chief.

He said the Yemenis were suspected of planning an attack.

"They (were) planning to attack the Arab royalties during the visit in Kuala Lumpur," Mr Khalid told reporters. "So we got them in the nick of time."

The raids came days before Saudi Arabia's King Salman visited Malaysia.

Salman is on a tour of Asian countries to advance the kingdom's economic and business interests.

Press Association

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