Saturday, June 16, 2007

MORE PICS – Home-made Bomb Exploded - Puduraya Bus terminal Platform 7; 11-Year Girl picked Up Food Wrapper Exploded Badly burning hand, face & hair

The police is now waiting for the detailed chemist report to determine the actual contents of the home made bombs and they have not ruled out it is the work of the Thai Militants. What was the motive of this bombing incident?

What was the message it is trying to convey?
The police are trying to solve this mystery. Any connection with the spate of incidents in the Thai-Malaysian border or a reactionary support to the detained terrorists in Indonesia?. Will this bomb incident frighten off the packpackers tourists using buses as their major mode of travel within the country?

ABOVE: The CID Director Christopher Wan Soo Kee assured tourists they need not worry about security in public places.
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Puduraya blast may be work of southern Thai militants Bernama, Via NST

Police are not ruling out the possibility that last night’s bomb explosion at the concourse of the Puduraya bus terminal here could be the work of militants from southern
Thailand. Dang Wangi OCPD ACP Muhammad Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman said police are conducting thorough investigations to establish whether militants were responsible for the incident in which a 11-year-old girl was injured. “There are many possibilities on who created this mess. Many things crossed our mind. We are investigating the incident from many angles.

“Maybe it is the work of an insane person to scare away the public or someone’s plan to tarnish Malaysia’s image as this year being the Visit Malaysia Year,” he told Bernama after a briefing by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for state chief police officers, state CID chiefs and OCPDs from throughout the country. Zulkarnain also said police were waiting for the chemical report from the forensics department to determine the actual content of the home-made bomb. “We are viewing the two closed-circuit television cameras installed near the bus platforms. We’ve questioned several eye-witnesses but have not ascertain the motive of the incident,” he said. Preliminary investigations reveal a bag containing a tin of glue and a motorcycle battery was tied to an empty mineral water bottle.


Bomb the work of amateurs; NST, KUALA LUMPUR, Sun.: 17 Jun 2007

The homemade bomb which exploded at the Puduraya bus terminal on Thursday has been described as crude and amateurish, and not the work of professionals. Acting city police chief SAC I Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said the bomb was believed to be a combination of saltpetre and motorcycle battery, something easily learnt from the Internet. "We are still gathering information and have several teams working on the case, including the bomb disposal unit and a forensic team. "Nothing has been established yet, the motive and culprit remain unknown although we are working round-the-clock," he said. Zulhasnan said the public should not be alarmed, adding, however, that they should alert the police if they noticed anything suspicious or wires attached to packages or boxes. Saltpetre is a salty-tasting white powder generally used to preserve meats. However, it is also used in the production of explosives.

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ABOVE: Platform 8 opposite platform 7 where the bomb exploded; BELOW: The area was cordoned off for police to gather evidence
= = == = == = == = = =Saturday June 16, 2007; Little girl injured in explosion at Puduraya

KUALA LUMPUR: An 11-year-old girl was injured when what is believed to be a homemade bomb exploded at the concourse of Puduraya bus terminal here. Aqilah Nadiah Zamzar suffered burns on her face and several parts of her body when the explosives, which was placed inside a snack wrapper and left on a concrete bench at the entrance to platform seven, went off at 9.10pm yesterday.
Policemen cleaning the area where the homemade bomb exploded at the Puduraya bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur last night. She was sitting on the bench while her aunt and a cousin were about to sit down when the bomb exploded.

ABOVE: What was left after the contents exploded and BELOW; a closed up views. The curious girl tried to lift a plastic bag left on a seat beside where she was seating when it suddenly exploded.

The three were waiting to board a bus to Kota Tinggi. No one else was hurt in the incident. Bus operations at the terminal were not disrupted although the affected area was cordoned off. Aqilah was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital and was admitted to the paediatric ward.

ABOVE: the plastic bottle near the darkened bench and BELOW: Details of the can of glue

Acting city police chief SAC (I) Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin, who confirmed that the explosion was caused by explosives placed inside a food wrapper, said police were investigating the content of the explosives. “We have collected evidence from the scene and hope it will help in our investigations,” he said when met at the scene.

It is learnt that batteries, a can, mineral water bottle and gunpowder were found at the scene. SAC Zulhasnan said police would also look at the CCTV footage at the terminal. Puduraya shopkeeper Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman, who was a few metres away from the scene, said he heard a very loud explosion. He said he immediately ran to the spot and found a little girl crying with injuries on her face and body. “I carried her to the police beat base at the bus terminal before the officers called an ambulance,” he said. Another shopkeeper Zainon Othman, 45, said she heard a loud sound like a bus tyre bursting and then saw smoke right in front of her shop. “I then saw a man carrying a little girl and running towards the police beat base,” she said.

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June 16, 2007 01:35 AM

ABOVE: Cleaning up after all the evidence were collected

11-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured In Explosion

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) -- An 11-year-old girl was badly injured in her hands and face in an explosion incident at the Pudu Raya bus terminal here Friday night. City acting police chief SAC I Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said in the 9pm incident, Atykah Nadiah Zamzar was believed to have tried to lift a plastic bag left on a seat beside where she was seating when it suddenly exploded. "The blast caused both her hands and her face to be badly burnt while a large portion of her hair was singed," he told reporters at the scene.

Atykah Nadiah was sent to the
Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment. When the incident happened, Atykah was with an aunt waiting for a bus at Platform 7 of the terminal for a journey south. Zulhasnan said initial investigations found


Anonymous blogdirectory said...

thats scary.
seems that the bombing trend is going up in our country too

10:06 AM  

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