ISIS wanted to kidnap Najib last year

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There was an attempt by the Islamic State (IS) to kidnap Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak early last year.

According to MalaysiaKini, the militant group has also targeted a few ministers including home minister (Zahid) and Defence Minister (Hishamuddin Hussein). 

epa04722263 (L-R) Host nation Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek take selfies as they attend the opening ceremony Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, 27 April 2015. The two-day summit of the 10-nation bloc is  expected to focus on festering disputes in the South-China Sea and also expected to assess initiatives for the regional single market that is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.  EPA/BERNAMA  HANDOUT

Malaysian Intelligence revealed that two soldiers of an ISIS cell who were arrested and charged early last year drew up an elaborate plan to lead the kidnapped leaders to a secluded spot in the Klang Valley.

However, these kidnap attempts failed as the Malaysian police force’s anti-terrorism unit intervened, and prevented four other incidences of attacks in Malaysia by the ISIS.

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