Beeping sound from car turns out to be bomb

Beeping sound from car turns out to be bomb
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PETALING JAYA - A homemade bomb was found on a nurse's car in Kapar, Klang.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the 27-year-old nurse was on the way home from work in her Proton Saga at about 10pm on Saturday when she heard a beeping sound.

The nurse told the police that she drove to her uncle's house at Taman Damai in Kapar to locate the source of the noise.

The uncle noticed a suspicious object that looked like a bomb attached to the bumper of the car, which he proceeded to remove.

They then contacted the police and a bomb disposal unit was deployed to the scene.

"Our checks confirmed that the object is an improvised explosive device (IED). It could have caused an explosion but we do not know how big it would be. Usually, it would be a small explosion but it could have been fatal," said SAC Fadzil.

It is learnt that the IED had two cylinders wrapped in black tape that had red and black wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch.

The bomb disposal unit managed to safely defuse and destroy the IED at about 2.30am yesterday.

SAC Fadzil said police were investigating as to who assembled the bomb and planted it on the car, as well as the motive.

Last month, a homemade pipe bomb and live ammunition were seized from the house of a 41-year-old man who was killed after a shootout with police at Kampung Weng Dalam, Baling in Kedah.

Police also found 250g of syabu on the premises.

In another incident in January, a man, believed to be a bombmaker, was arrested along with his girlfriend when police stormed a mini-lab processing Ecstasy in Taman Minamah, Nibong Tebal in Penang.

Police recovered four homemade pipe bombs and a cocktail of drugs and also confiscated two remote control toys, a transmitter, receiver, a power supply box, one mains switch, a soldering iron, eight shotgun 12-gauge shells and a curved knife.

 

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