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Explosion In Bukit Bintang Caused By Old Hand Grenades

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KUALA LUMPUR – The two hand grenades which exploded in front of a night club at Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang yesterday were identified as M67.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa told Bernama the hand grenades were identified based on their pin numbers.

“The hand grenades were made in 1983 and used during war. They are not the type used by our security forces,” he added.

The explosion which killed car jockey Tiong Kwong Yie, 36, at 4.20am was believed to involve secret societies.

Twelve others including foreign tourists were hurt in the grenade attack, believed to be the first at an entertainment centre in this country.

The 12 hurt were six locals, a Thai man, a Singaporean man and four Chinese women.

Meanwhile, a representative of a funeral arrangement company said Tiong’s wife was expected to arrive at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) tonight from Sarawak.

He said Thiong died at 10.20am while undergoing surgery due to severe injuries and the autopsy will be conducted on Friday morning.

A victim known only as Yaw said he was drinking in the nightclub at 4.15 am when he saw objects thrown from the second floor before exploding.

“They looked like bombs. I was hurt in the left leg,” he said when met at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

A female tourist from China said she was in front of the nightclubs’s entrance and was shocked by the explosion.

She suffered a minor injury in her right leg.

“When I came out, I saw some things falling. After two to three seconds, they exploded. I then realised that my right leg was injured by fragments,” she told reporters at the counter front of HKL’s Emergency Department. – Bernama

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