MALAYSIA - Nine men, including a 14-yearold boy, were arrested in Kedah, Malaysia, for having homemade bombs and equipment to make explosives.
Two men were arrested at a house, where two bombs were found. The others, including the boy, were arrested at a workshop, where a bomb and the equipment was kept.
It is believed that the schoolboy was working part-time at the workshop, The Star reported.
The oldest in the group is 49 years old.
Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Ibrahim said they raided the two locations in Sungai Petani and the raids were made based on two earlier cases recorded under Ops Cantas Khas.
He added that initial investigations showed that the bombs, each weighing about 500g, could be lethal.
If the bombs were placed under a car, the explosion could launch the car as high as a three-storey building.
The police are also investigating if the group belonged to any secret societies and whether they were involved in any other crimes in the state.
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