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First ever IS terror attack in Malaysia

Jul 04, 2016

It was a terror attack in Malaysia after all. Malaysian police said on Monday (July 4) they believed that there were Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) elements that were behind the grenade blast last week at a nightspot in Puchong, Selangor which wounded eight people.

Puchong is a major town in the Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia.

The police confirmed the blast at the Movida nightclub in Puchong.Police confirm Movida bombing first ever IS attack in Malaysia

The attack occurred in the early hours of the morning as guests were at the Movida nightclub to watch a Euro 2016 match.

Eight people, including a woman tourist from China, were injured in the blast.

The police had previously ruled out terrorism as the motive for the attack, saying a more likely motive appeared to be business rivalry, or a targeted attack on someone in the bar.

But doubts were raised over the motive after a Facebook page linked to the militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.

First ever IS terror attack in Malaysia

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