Eight hurt in Puchong explosion

Selangor police have confirmed that blast occurred at about 2.15am this morning on the front porch of the Movida Bar and Lounge in IOI Boulevard in Puchong. ― Picture by Firdaus Latif
Selangor police have confirmed that blast occurred at about 2.15am this morning on the front porch of the Movida Bar and Lounge in IOI Boulevard in Puchong. ― Picture by Firdaus Latif

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SERDANG, June 28 ― Eight people were injured after a hand grenade exploded on the front porch of the Movida Bar and Lounge in IOI Boulevard here early this morning

Those injured were patrons of the bar who were watching a Euro 2016 football match when the explosion occurred.

According to a staff member at Movida, there were more than 20 patrons at the outlet during the incident.

“What we know for now is that there were two suspects involved, one of them were seen hurling an object believed to be the hand grenade towards the crowd and ran away.

“Four men and four women were injured, including a female Chinese national, from the explosion,” Selangor deputy police chief Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar told reporters at the scene.

Abd Rahim said police have yet to establish the motive of the incident.

“At this point it could be anything, the attack could have been fueled by revenge or the suspects could have been targeting specific individuals at the bar,” he said.

At the time of writing, the police canine unit, Bukit Aman’s bomb disposal unit and officers from the forensic unit were still conducting investigations at the scene.

Investigators found the grenade’s safety lever at the explosion site while the safety pin was discovered along the main road facing the bar.

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