Bomb injures 14 in KL Downtown Area

Bomb injures 14 in KL Downtown Area

KUALA LUMPUR : Fourteen people including two women were injured after a bomb exploded in front of an entertainment outlet in Bukit Bintang, here, earlier this morning.

The 4am incident happened when one of two bombs, believed to have been thrown from the second floor of the Sun Complex, exploded at Jalan Bintang off Jalan Bukit Bintang there.

Police recovered the second bomb, which did not explode, under a Toyota Camry which was damaged.

City police Criminal Investigation Department deputy chief Assistant Commisioner Khairy Ahrasa said the victims were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Tung Shing private hospital here.

He said a car jockey was seriously injured, and is currently 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,” he told reporters when met at the scene.

He said the victims are between the age of 20 and 42.

Additional reporting by Kalaavani Karupiah and Hani Sharudin

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