Kuala Lumpur: A plot to attack foreign missions in Chennai and Bangalore has been foiled with a south Asian suspect being arrested for terror activities, Malaysian police said. The man is believed to be involved in a plan to attack foreign consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, Deputy Inspector-General of Malaysian Police Bakri Zinin said.

A Special Branch Counter Terrorism Unit arrested the man following a raid in a housing area near Kuala Lumpur.

He said that the information obtained from the surveillance on the man was channelled to Indian authorities on April 9.