Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kuala Lumpur explosion in Bukit Bintang area injured 14

An explosion in in front of a pub at Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur injured 13 people including Singaporean, Thai and Chinese tourists and killed 1 Malaysian. The explosion, resulted from a grenade, happened at 4:25 AM and killed Malaysian car jockey Tiong Kwang Yie, 36. Although military grade grenades were used, police says there is no link to terrorism. According to The Star Online, police believes gang fighting is behind the Kuala Lumpur bomb explosion.
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.[1]
According to the witness accounts, two explosive objects were thrown at the scene from the second floor of a building. One of them landed under a car and exploded. The other, which landed under a Toyota Camry, did not explode.[2] The Rakyat Post reports that at the time of explosion, the victims were exiting the entertainment outlet in the complex.[3]

Jalan Bukit Bintang is a major road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular shopping strip providing access to the eponymous neighbourhood Bukit Bintang.

Malaysia has strict arms and guns control. When even shootings are rare, how someone can get military grade grenade in Malaysia is a question to be answered.

Police at the Kuala Lumpur explosion site
Police at the Kuala Lumpur explosion site
Two Singaporeans, two Chinese nationals and a Thai national are among the 13 people injured. Singaporean Wong Kim Teng suffered minor injuries on the lower parts of his legs.[4]

[1] - Police: Gangland fighting behind Bukit Bintang bomb blast
[2] - Several injured in Bukit Bintang bomb blast
[3] - Pre-dawn blast in Jalan Bukit Bintang leaves 10 injured
[4] - Singaporean in Bukit Bintang blast suffers minor leg injuries

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