20 terrorists in nationwide swoop

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An Islamic State (IS) bombing suspect and fund collector as well as a former teacher who administered a terror Whatsapp group were among 20 suspected terrorists held by police.

A north African who was involved in terror activities in Syria and Iraq was also among the suspects held by the Federal police Special Branch - Counter Terrorism division in four states, Selangor, Johor, Sabah and here between Nov 30 and Dec 15.

The other suspects were seven locals, seven Filipinos and five Indonesians, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement.