Sources revealed that Bukit Aman's Special Branch's Counter Terrorism Division picked up two suspects in Melaka, two in Penang and one in Selangor. NSTP/KHAIRUL AZHAR AHMAD

KUALA LUMPUR: Five more individuals, suspected to have links with Sri Lanka's militant group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), were arrested by police in a special operation in several states today.

Sources revealed that Bukit Aman's Special Branch's Counter Terrorism Division picked up two suspects in Melaka, two in Penang and one in Selangor.

"Yes, there were several new arrests made today related to LTTE probe, a follow-up to the seven individuals detained before this.

"More details will likely be revealed tomorrow," sources said when contacted.

It is learnt that a press conference will be held in Bukit Aman tomorrow morning.

On Thursday, the police arrested seven people, including two state assemblymen - from Melaka and Negri Sembilan, for alleged links to the LTTE.

All of them were detained in operations around Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.

Police said the LTTE has been listed as a terrorist group since 2014.