Ayob Khan, head of the counter-terrorism division of the Royal Malaysia Police (Photo: bernama.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The self-claimed Islamic State (IS) has issued a threat against the counter-terrorism division of the Royal Malaysia Police, especially Ayob Khan, head of the division, according to the New Straits Times.

According to Malaysian authorities, IS militants have called on their comrades in Malaysia to eliminate Ayob, who IS views as its main threat in Southeast Asia.

Intelligence sources revealed that such a direct threat, sent by Indonesian militants who pledged allegiance to IS, is highly dangerous.

Ayob said he was aware of the threat, adding that he had received many similar threats over the years. However, this is the first time militants in Indonesia have issued a call to kill him.

The head of Malaysia’s counter-terrorism division affirmed that Malaysian police will spare no efforts to ensure safety and security of country and its people.

Since February 2013, the division has arrested 310 militants, including 21 Indonesians, and foiled 18 terror plots.-VNA