Singapore Arrests 21 Terror Suspects Linked to Al Qaeda
Singapore said on Monday it had arrested 21 Islamic militants, in addition to 13 detained earlier under its internal security law. The earlier detentions were linked to alleged plots to attack U.S. targets. Pictured in a March 22 file photo is the U.S. ai
SINGAPORE â€” Singapore has arrested 21 people, most of whom belong to a regional Islamic group that authorities here have linked to Al Qaeda, the government said Monday.
All the suspects were arrested in August and are Singaporean citizens, according to media statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The statement said most of the men were from Jemaah Islamiyah, a group that authorities in Singapore say had planned to attack U.S. interests there. Some of the men had received military training in Afghanistan and at a training camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation front in the southern Philippines, it said.