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Singapore arrests 2 for allegedly funding Zahran Hashim

Two persons who funded the alleged mastermind and one of the suicide bombers in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Zahran Hashim was arrested in Singapore.

AFP reported that the two Singaporeans who were taken into custody had been accused of intending to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

36-year old money changer, Kuthubdeen Haja Najumudeen and 47-year-old former delivery assistant, Suderman Samikin were detained in May and July respectively by the Singaporean authorities.

The two persons were taken into custody in two separate cases under the Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial for up to two years.

Singapore is on high alert for any suspicious jihadist activity as the countries leaders believe that Singapore is a prime target for an attack due to its status as a regional financial centre.