Residents evacuated after explosives found in condo unit near KL

Residents sit on the ground floor of the apartment while police investigate the unit in Damansara Perdana.
PHOTO: The Star

Residents of a condominium block in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia's Selangor state, had to be evacuated after word got out of the discovery of explosives in one of the units in Damansara Perdana on Sunday (April 17).

All residents of the block were asked to leave their homes, and the police are currently assessing the situation.

The condo is in an affluent township of Petaling Jaya, which is about 10 minutes' drive to the west of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the scene at about 8.30am to assist in the investigations.

Residents said a police raid in the early morning led to the discovery of explosives in the apartment.

Police said they received a call over a possible bomb threat and a bomb disposal squad was dispatched to the scene.

It is learnt that three explosives were found in one of the condo's units.

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