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Malaysia detains 3 on terror charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Police detained three people Thursday, including a former army captain linked to two hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, on suspicion of recruiting militants for terrorist activities.

The detentions are believed to be the first under Malaysia’s Security Offenses Act, which was introduced last year to replace a law that allowed indefinite detention without trial.

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