Malaysia’s anti-terrorism division officers nabbing a suspected militant. (Source: straitstimes.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian police have arrested ten suspected militants who were planning to attack a number of entertainment centres in Melaka - a famous tourist destination of Malaysia - and a Middle-East country.

The terror suspects were arrested in Selangor, Pahang, Johor, Terengganu, Melaka, Kelantan and Penang between, according to Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Mohd Fuzi Harun.

Five of the arrested belonged to a terror cell known as Ar Rayah. The men, aged between 18 and 50, were arrested in Melaka, Kelantan and Penang. They were planning to launch smoke bomb attacks in vice outlets around Melaka. Five smoke bombs were seized, he said.

The leader of the group, a foreigner aging 50, is a member of a terror organisation in a Southeast Asian country.

The rest five, aged between 39 and 53, belong to a terror cell known as Asoib or Youths From the East in the states of Selangor, Pahang, Johor and Terengganu.

They had planned to team up with another terror group in a Middle Eastern country to launch attacks on a bordering nation, Fuzi said. The plan was for them to be supplied with weapons by the terror group when they arrived, he added.-VNA