The terror suspect Muhammad Wanndy (R) (Photo: smh.com.au)
 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia’s most – wanted Islamic State (IS) terror suspect, Muhammad Wanndy, was killed in Syria on April 29, confirmed the country’s police on May 8.

Wanndy, 27, was believed to be a senior leader of the Malay-speaking IS cell known as Khatibah Nusantara which is active in Southeast Asia. 

He was the region's top recruiter and was placed on the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control wanted list on March 30 for providing financial and operational support for the terror group.

Malaysian authorities believed that Wanndy, who went to Syria in 2017, was the mastermind behind a grenade attack on a pub outside Kuala Lumpur on June 28 last year, claiming eight lives. 

Wannady was also accused of plotting several attacks that were prevented by Malaysian police since 2013.-VNA