Two officers killed in alleged JI attack on Malaysian police station | police news

The incident took place in the southern state of Johor in the early hours of Friday morning.

Two police officers were killed and one injured in Malaysia after a man suspected of being part of the hardline group Jemaah Islamiyah broke into a police station.

The attack took place in the early hours of Friday morning in the town of Ulu Tiram in the southern state of Johor, while police on duty were dealing with a couple who had said they wanted to make a statement about an incident that occurred earlier. two years, the inspector reported. This was quoted by Police General Razarudin Husain to the New Straits Times.

While the group was talking, the suspect arrived at the back of the station on a motorcycle, armed with a machete.

When an officer confronted the man, he attacked with the machete, grabbed the police officer’s service revolver, and shot the second officer to death.

Razarudin said investigators suspected the man, who was shot and killed by a third officer who was wounded after being cut with the machete, was planning to confiscate weapons for a “yet to be determined agenda.”

Razaurdin told Malaysian media that police raided the suspect’s house, not far from the police station, and found “numerous paraphernalia related to JI.” Five members of his family were arrested, including the suspect’s 62-year-old father, who police said was a “known JI member.” The two people who filed the police complaint were also arrested.

Other JI members living in the state, which borders Singapore, were also arrested, news outlet Malay Mail quoted Razarudin as saying.

Jemaah Islamiyah is an Al Qaeda-affiliated group that sought to establish a hardline Islamic state in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia.

At its peak in the 2000s, JI reportedly had members from Indonesia to Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines, and planned a series of deadly attacks, including the October 2002 attack in Bali that killed more than 200 people.

Some of its most prominent leaders were Malaysian, including Noordin Muhammad Top, who acted as the group’s recruiter, strategist and financier and was wanted for his involvement in a series of attacks in Indonesia.

Noordin was from Johor and was said to have founded a religious school in Ulu Tiram.

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