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KL Police Release Photokit Of Suspect In Nightclub Bombing

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KUALA LUMPUR – The police today released a photokit of a man, in his 40s, who is linked to the hand-grenade bombing incident in front of a nightclub in Bukit Bintang on Oct 9.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said the photokit was obtained, based on footages taken from four closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the vicinity of the Sun Complex.

He said that according to the footages, two men lobbed hand-grenades in the direction of a group of patrons exiting the nightclub during the incident at 4.25am.

“The police referred the (CCTV) footages to its forensics unit before a professional artist sketched the image of one of the suspects in the incident.

“We believe the man in the sketch is about 40 years old,” he told a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters here today.

Tajudin said after the hand-grenades were lobbed in the incident, the police obtained information that the two men ran towards a black Proton Perdana parked in the area.

The city police chief also apologised over the delay in identifying the suspects as the CCTV recordings were not very clear.

He said the police believed the motive behind the incident was attempted murder fuelled by territorial disputes.

Those with information on the suspect can contact investigating officer, ASP R. Ananthan at 019-3227766/police special branch (D9) at 03-21460685/police control centre at 03-21460585 or 03-21460584.

On Oct 9, car jockey, Tiong Kwong Yie, 36, was killed and 12 other people, including foreign tourists, were injured when a hand-grenade was lobbed outside the Sun Copmplex. – BERNAMA

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