Malaysian nurse finds bomb on car bumper

PETALING JAYA • An incessant beeping sound led a 27-year-old nurse to an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been placed on her car bumper.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat, who is Criminal Investigation Department chief for Selangor, said the nurse was driving home from work at about 10pm last Saturday when she heard the noise.

He said she told the police that she drove to her uncle's house in Kapar, Klang, to check the source of the beeping.

The man noticed a suspicious object, believed to be a bomb, attached to the bumper of the car.

SAC Fadzil said they then contacted the police, and a bomb disposal unit was deployed to the site.

"Our checks confirmed that the object is an IED," he said.

He added that the bomb disposal unit defused the device at about 2.30am yesterday.

"We are still in the midst of establishing the motive behind the incident, and we will investigate it from all angles," he noted.

He said the case is being investigated under the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and under the Explosives Act.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2017, with the headline 'Malaysian nurse finds bomb on car bumper'. Print Edition | Subscribe