Malaysia launches anti-terror force

Unit launched to combat Abu Sayyaf Group and other IS-affiliated militants.

Malaysia Launches Terrorism Response Task Force

Malaysia on Thursday launched its first integrated special operations unit whose job is to respond rapidly to terrorist attacks and snuff out such threats, officials said.

Officers from the Malaysian police, army, navy and coast guard are joining ranks in forming the new National Special Operations Force (NSOF), which will act as first responders in the event of terror attacks, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced, according to local media.

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