Malaysia’s police chief said the country’s top Islamic State operative was killed in an attack in Syria last month.
Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, 26, was believed to have been responsible for a grenade blast at a bar in a suburb outside Kuala Lumpur last June that injured eight people. It was the first attack in the country by the Islamic State militant group.
Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar used Twitter to announce that intelligence had been obtained that Muhammad Wanndy died in an attack in Raqqa, Syria, on April 29. He didn’t give further details.
News of the terrorist death was shared by his wife, Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 28, on her Facebook page.
“My dear fighter, finally it’s your time to go. I will remain here and take care of the responsibilities you have left behind. Although my heart has not been as strong as I expected, I accept it as fate,” she wrote in the post.
Muhammad Wanndy, who was born in the southern state of Malacca, left for Syria with his wife in 2014. In March, the U.S. Treasury Department listed him under their list of global militants.