A French terror suspect apprehended in raids on a suspected Salafi Jihadi center in Perlis, in the north of the country died en route to Kuala Lumpur, after the police vehicle he was being transported in had a road accident. The incident occurred at 3:30 Friday; however, it is only being reported in the media now.
Mickael Alain Louvier suffered catastrophic injuries to his head and lungs in an accident near Bukit Beruntung. Three other suspected terror suspects, all from France, were in the vehicle at the time and survived the accident. Two police officers also suffered serious injuries in the crash, and are still being treated at Sungai Buloh Hospital and Selayang Hospital.
Last week, eight men were detained by counter-terrorism police after their “Islamic learning center” in Perlis was found to have links with extremist groups in Yemen, promoting the killing of non-Muslims and Muslims who do not follow their ways. Authorities allege that the men were planning on spreading Salafi Jihadi teachings in the Southeast Asian region, using Malaysia as their base.
Authorities have sent Louvier’s remains back to Perlis, where he will be buried in a Bukit Ketri cemetery.