KUALA LUMPUR (Web Desk) – Malaysian forces deployed in its main city on Friday after unconfirmed reports of an “imminent terrorist threat” ahead of a gathering of world leaders for a regional summit, including US President Barack Obama, Aljazeera reported.

At least 2,000 army personnel were stationed at strategic points in Kuala Lumpur and another 2,500 were on standby.

“There have been reports of imminent terrorist threats in Malaysia,” Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement.

Malaysia tightened security following the attacks in France, Egypt, and Lebanon.