Malaysian police have detained seven more people suspected of being Islamic State members who were plotting attacks in the country. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the seven Malaysians were detained over the past three days in several states. The operation was a follow-up to the earlier detention of a man who was planning a suicide attack in Kuala Lumpur.

He said police also seized a cache of bullets and that the seven men were members of the same militant cell planning attacks in strategic locations across Malaysia. In a statement the police chief claimed that one of the suspects received orders from an Indonesian man in Syria who had a role in planning the recent bombings in Jakarta.