A man claiming to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed that the bomb blast at a nightclub in Puchong today as the work of the militant group.
Mohammed Wanndy Mohamad Jedi (using the name of Abu Hamza Al-Fateh in Facebook), posted on the social media saying that the attack was a plan by two members of ISIS – aimed as a punishment for those not respecting the month of Ramadan and for vice activities.
His said in his post:”After leaving it to God and asking Allah Almighty for help, two caliphate of Malizia state launched their first attack in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, namely by targeting a nightclub filled with Kafir Harbi with grenade
“Muslims are asked to stay away from such centers of immorality and that you do not help these transgressors, you will not be the target… turn to God Almighty.”
The 26-year-old Malaysian man from Durian Tunggal, Malacca, was said to have joined the militant group in Syria. His involvement with the terrorist group had been widely reported, after he was seen appearing in a video footage, involving a man being beheaded in Syria.
Sin Chew Daily reported that the Police Counter Terrorism and Criminal Investigation Department was investigating the matter as a possible terrorist attack.
However, Selangor Deputy Police Chief Abdul Rahim Jaafar denied the bombing in Puchong was linked to a terrorist attack this morning.
“We will investigate if it is motivated by business rivals or revenge,” said Abdul Rahim.
The explosion is believed to have been caused by a grenade at 2.15am this morning when patrons were watching a Euro 2016 football match. It resulted in seven Malaysians, four men and three women and a female Chinese citizen, suffering injuries.