KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 – A loud explosion in front of Sun Complex, Jalan Bukit Bintang early this morning jolted occupants and guests. Initial report claimed there were at least 10 injured and scores of policemen and officers are seen in front of the complex. 14 people were reportedly injured, with one in critical condition, in a bombing incident that occurred at a building in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur early Thursday morning. CID deputy chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa confirmed the incident when contacted. Several cars at the scene of the incident also suffered damages from the bomb blast.
Khairi said in the 4.20am incident, two hand grenades were thrown from the second floor parking lot of a building, reports BERNAMA. “The suspect is believed to have thrown the bomb from the second floor of the building. One of the bombs exploded in front of an entertainment outlet. Another one did not explode and was found under a Toyota Camry car, which was parked in front of the entertainment outlet,” he told reporters here today. 11 victims, aged between 20 to 42, have been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment. Four of the victims are from China, one each from Singapore and Thailand while the rest are locals.
Earlier, seven victims – six men and 1 woman – had been sent to the Tun Shin private hospital before they were transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. One victim, a car jockey who is in critical condition, is currently being treated at the ICU unit of the hospital. Police are still investigating the motive behind the incident. The case is being investigated under Section 4 of the Firearms Act and 307 of the Penal Code.