Unfinished explosive device found in KL house; bomb threats fake, say police

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An incomplete Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found in a house in Bukit Damansara on Thursday (Aug 1) night.

At the same time, two bomb threats were also put out with the poster warning that an explosive would go off at KL Sentral and the Russian embassy.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim (pic) said that the IED was confirmed after the bomb squad inspected the object.

"A suspicious object was found at the house by a member of the public. The object has been confirmed to be an IED but it was in an incomplete form. Investigations are ongoing," he said when contacted early Friday (Aug 2).

Regarding the bomb threats made on the iMais - Uma Agência Sincera Twitter page, Comm Mazlan confirmed that no suspicious objects were found at either site after sweeps were conducted by the police.

"Checks at KL Sentral and the Russian embassy in Jalan Ampang were negative and the information regarding the threats are believed to be false. Investigations are being conducted together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to identify the owner of the Twitter account.

"The situation at both sites were calm and controlled. Members of the public with information regarding the incidents are urged to contact the police," he said.

It is still unclear if the two threats made on Twitter were related to the incident in Bukit Damansara.

At KL Sentral last night, commuters and passers-by went about their business as usual while police patrols were seen surveying the area for any suspicious activities.