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Five bombs found in Malaysian condo

Five homemade bombs were found at a condominium unit in Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, yesterday morning.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the incident, while definitely criminal, was not a terrorist threat.

He said the bombs are not linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), The Star reported.

"National security is completely under control and while police have yet to establish a motive, we have traced a few possibilities, none of which are linked to ISIS.

"This was caused by the actions of certain individuals," he told reporters yesterday.

EVACUATION

The five bombs were found by the police. The discovery resulted in a temporary evacuation of some 200 residents.

The bombs were taken to a nearby quarry and detonated.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said that police raided the condominium unit based on complaints claiming that illegal activities were taking place there.

"Police investigations will continue.

"I guarantee the public, especially the residents of that apartment, that the police are always prepared to handle matters of security," he said.

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