Home-made bombs set off near court, six hurt
A member of PKR’s Lembah Pantai division suffered a heart attack and is in intensive care, and a handicapped member of PKR Batu division was among five other people injured when home-made bombs were set off outside the Jalan Duta courts this morning.
Slight damage was reported to several cars, belonging to news reporters and two PKR politicians. The vehicles are being held for forensic examination.
» MalaysiaKini reports that ball bearings, batteries and wires were found at the scene, suggesting home-made devices with timers.
Three explosions were heard from near this electricity substation at the Jalan Duta court complex as the crowd were dispersing after hearing the verdict in the Anwar Ibrahim trial. Initial reports from the scene said the explosions sounded like home-made bamboo cannon. Others asked if fireworks or crackers had been let off. An eyewitness said a young lawyer had suffered injuries. No confirmation was available. Selangor assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong said her car suffered slight damage, while the door sill came off the car of Parti Keadilan Rakyat supreme council member Zakaria Abdul Hamid, parked behind hers. The window of a MalaysiaKini reporter’s car was shattered, and several reporters’ cars suffered slight damage. Police are holding the cars for forensic tests.
Photo: Elizabeth Wong
Polis Diraja Malaysia ( Royal Malaysia Police )
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