IGP confirms Puchong nightclub blast was terror attack

Police have confirmed that there were Islamic State elements involved in the grenade blast at the Movida nightclub in Puchong on June 28.

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“Based on our investigations, we found there were indeed IS elements involved in what happened at the Movida café that night,” inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

He also revealed that 15 people had been arrested in connection with terror-related activities. Out of this, two of the suspects were related to the Puchong attack.

“We found that the two of them had received instructions from one of our citizens in Syria, Muhamad Wanndy Muhamad Jedi, who told them to launch attacks in Malaysia against senior government leaders, senior police officers, and judges, because these three obstruct their activities,” he said.

All 15 are being held under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

The attack, which occurred in the wee hours of the morning, left eight people injured. The police had initially ruled out terrorism, saying it could be gang-related.

However, a Facebook user pledging allegiance to the IS said the militant group was responsible for the attack.

Meanwhile, Khalid also appealed to the public to help provide information on the whereabouts of two other suspects, whose photographs and details were released to the media.

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