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Blast in KL shopping area injures 14, including 2 S'porean tourists

UPDATE: One of the 14 people injured, a car jockey, died of his wounds on Thursday.

MFA has confirmed that only one Singaporean was affected from the blasts however, they are still confirming if other Singaporeans were affected.


At least 14 people, including two women, were injured after a grenade exploded in the Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur this morning (Oct 9).

According to Malaysian Insider, one of the two Singaporeans injured was Wong Kim Teng.

The other victim has not been named yet.

Police said they received information of the blast outside a pub at Sun Complex at about 4.30am.

Four cars were damaged in the explosion at Jalan Bintang, reported The Star.

It is learnt that the explosion came from underneath a car that was parked in the area. 

Police recovered a second unexploded device,also believed to be a grenade, under a Toyota Camry which was damaged.

Thrown down

The bombs are believed to have been thrown from the second floor of the Sun Complex.

City police Criminal Investigation Department deputy chief Assistant Commissioner Khairy Ahrasa told The New Straits Times that the victims were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) and Tung Shing private hospital. 

The victims are between the ages of 20 and 42, he said.

A car jockey was seriously injured, and is being treated at the HKL intensive care unit. 

Besides the Camry, three other cars were also damaged by the explosion.

"Police are still investigating the motive of this incident, and we are checking the background of the victims. The case is being investigated under Section 4 of the Firearms Act and the Penal Code," Mr Khairy told reporters when met at the scene.

Source: The Star, New Straits Times, Berita Harian Malaysia

 

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