British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, walks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo / Justin Tallis, PA)
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Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by extremist jihad group ISIS, a top counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.The 19 suspected militants arrested from April-June were formulating plans to bomb pubs, discos and a Malaysian brewery of Danish beer producer Carlsberg, said Ayob Khan Mydin, deputy chief of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division.Ayob Khan told AFP the group, all Malaysians, had visions of establishing a hard-line Southeast Asian Islamic caliphate spanning Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore, and planned to travel to Syria to learn from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).Malaysia has previously has been home to several suspected key figures in groups such as Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asia-based organization blamed for the deadly 2002 Bali bombings and numerous other attacks.
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