Homemade Bomb Exploded at Puduraya Terminal

16 June 2007
Kuala Lumpur

A homemade bomb has exploded at the concourse area of the Puduraya bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur. The bomb was placed in a snack wrapper and left on a bench at the entrance to platform 7 and went off at 9:10pm yesterday.

11-year-old Aqilah Nadiah Zamzar suffered burns on her face, right hand and chest as she was sitting on the bench with her aunt and cousin. They were waiting to board a bus to Kota Tinggi.

Aqilah was admitted to the paediatric ward at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Her condition is now stable.

Police have found batteries, a can, mineral water bottle and gunpowder at the scene and are going through the CCTV footage at the terminal. The bomb was possible made using carbide and a motorcycle battery and placed in a half-full one litre mineral water bottle, which the liquid content inside is unknown.

Puduraya management said there was no damage to the building and bus services were not affected.

The Star Online – Little girl injured in explosion at Puduraya
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New Straits Times – Blast at bus terminal injures 11-year-old
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Saturday/National/20070616083252/Article/index_html>

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