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Natasha Joibi
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

Malaysia

Several injured in Bukit Bintang bomb blast

The Star/ANN | Natasha Joibi | Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

Forensic team at the scene in front of the Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang where the explosion occurred. Photo by Natasha Joibi.

KUALA LUMPUR - At least 14 people, including two women, were injured after a grenade exploded in front of the Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang here on Thursday.

Police said they received information of the blast outside a pub at about 4.30am. Four cars were damaged in the explosion.

It is learnt that the explosion came from underneath a car that was parked in the area. Another unexploded device, also believed to be a grenade, was found underneath another car, a Toyota Camry.

It is learnt that two explosive objects were thrown at the scene from the second floor of a building.

The injured, ages between 22 and 40, have been sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the nearby Tung Shin Hospital. A car jockey is said to have been warded at the intensive care unit.

The cars that were damaged by the explosion included a Toyota Vellfire, Camry, Mazda and a BMW 5 series.

 


Police: Gangland fighting behind Bukit Bintang bomb blast

Gangland fighting is believed to be behind the bomb blast at Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang on Thursday.

City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said gangsters could have been behind the explosion, believed to be from grenades, but police are investigating the case from all angles.

A car jockey was seriously injured in the blast and is under intensive care at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. At least 13 others, were injured in the blast and have been warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the nearby Tung Shin Hospital.

ACP Khairi said police received a call from a member of the public at about 4.25am.

"Some of the victims were about to board a Toyota Vellfire when an explosive device fell onto them from the second floor of a building.

"The victims were patrons of a pub and residents of nearby hotels.

"A Toyota Camry, Mazda and BMW were also damaged in the explosion," he added.

The case has been classified as attempted murder under the Firearms Act.

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