A plot to attack foreign missions in Chennai and Bangalore has been foiled with the arrest here of a South Asian suspect for terror activities, the Malaysian police said on Thursday.

The man was believed to be involved in a plan to attack foreign consulates in the two Indian cities, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Bakri Zinin said.

A Special Branch Counter Terrorism Unit arrested the man at 11.15 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday following a raid in a housing area at Kepong near Kuala Lumpur.

He has been detained under the Immigration Act.

The unit had been monitoring the man since December last, after “we discovered that he was involved in planned terror attacks,” Mr. Bakri was quoted by The Star as saying.

He said information obtained from surveillance of the suspect was channelled to Indian authorities on April 9. On April 29, three men were detained in India, all believed to be major players in a terrorist network.

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