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1 killed, 13 injured in Malaysian night club blast

Pre-dawn hand grenade blast kills 1,injures 13 outside Malaysian night club

1 killed, 13 injured in Malaysian night club blast

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police say one person died and 13 others injured when a hand grenade blew up Thursday outside a night club at a popular tourist belt in the country's largest city Kuala Lumpur.

A senior police official, who declined to be named as he isn't authorized to speak to the media, says the pre-dawn explosion in the Bukit Bintang area was believed to be due to gang fight and was "not a terrorism act."

He says police also found a second hand grenade under a car after it failed to explode.

Another police official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Thursday that a Malaysian succumbed to his injuries and died, while 13 others including foreigners from Thailand, China and Singapore were hospitalized.

Updated : 2021-07-29 00:59 GMT+08:00