KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar urged everyone “not to give recognition” to those claiming responsibility of terror attacks.
“The more we recognise them, the happier they are. Let us investigate the incident (Tuesday’s grenade attack at a nightspot in Puchong)
“We are probing all angles, including terrorist elements,” Khalid said after receiving 300 helmets, sponsored by Celcom Axiata, on behalf of the Kuala Lumpur traffic police.
A Malaysian man, who identified himself as Abu Hamzah Al-Fateh, had claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on his Facebook.
Abu Hamzah said the attack was to answer a challenge by Khalid to Islamic State last week.
Another posting of Abu Hamzah claimed that the attack was carried out by two militants against “a club full of infidels or kafir harbi” and warned Muslims to avoid such places so that “they will not be targets”.
Asked if the postings were legitimate, Khalid said: “There are so many untrue things being shared on social media. I let you judge for yourself.”