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Grenade attack on Malaysian pub wounds 8, police rule out terrorism

In a similar attack in 2014, a man was killed while 12 others were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a?pub?in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Jun 28, 2016, 09.08 AM (IST)

A grenade attack on a bar in Malaysia wounded eight people, including a Chinese national, the police said on Tuesday, ruling out terrorism as a motive.

The attack on the Movida bar in Puchong, a town on the outskirts of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, took place early Tuesday morning when customers were watching a live screening of the Euro soccer tournament.

"We are still investigating who the suspects are, but the motives could be business rivalry, revenge, or one or more of the victims could have been a target," said Selangor state deputy police chief, Abdul Rahim Jafaar, to reporters.

In a similar attack in 2014, a man was killed while 12 others were wounded after a bomb exploded outside a pub in Kuala Lumpur.

(Reuters)

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