Cops confirm Movida bombing first ever IS attack in Malaysia


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  • Monday, 04 Jul 2016

Khalid showing the photos of the suspects at a press conference on Monday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have confirmed that the Movida night club bombing last week was the first ever successful IS attack on Malaysian soil.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the attack, which left eight people injured, was carried out by locals who were directly instructed by IS member Muhamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi from Syria.

“Since the attack on June 28 to July 1, we have arrested 15 people including the two men who threw the hand grenade,” he said.

It was confirmed that two of the 15 were also policemen.


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