Eight injured in hand grenade attack in Malaysia restaurant

Police rules out terrorism motive, says attack due to local gang rivalry

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016, 11:51 AM IST
Eight injured in hand grenade attack in Malaysia restaurant
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Kuala Lumpur: Eight people were injured after a hand grenade was thrown at a nightspot in a suburb near here today, police said, ruling out terrorism as a motive.

“The explosion occurred at about 2.15 am in the front porch of Movida restaurant in busy Puchong district when some patrons in the restaurant were watching a Euro 2016 football match”, police said.

Police ruled out terror attack and said the blast is likely motivated by business rivalry among the local gangsters or a revenge attack.

According to initial probe, the attackers threw the explosive at a couple in the outlet.