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ISIL blamed for Malaysian bar attack

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By Catherine Hardy
ISIL blamed for Malaysian bar attack

<p>The authorities in Malaysia say <span class="caps">ISIL</span> was responsible for a grenade attack on a nightclub last week.</p> <p>Eight people were injured in the attack in the western Malaysian town of Puchong.</p> <p>Inspector-General of police, Khalid Abu-Bakar says:</p> <ul> <li>Two men have been arrested</li> <li>They received orders from Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, a known Malaysian <span class="caps">ISIL</span> fighter</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Are the police looking for anyone else?</strong></h3> <p>Yes.</p> <p>They are looking for two men, believed to have been directly involved with the attack.</p> <h3><strong>Terrorism initially ruled out</strong></h3> <p>Football fans had gathered at the Modiva Kitchen, Bar and Club Lounge on June 28 to watch the live screening of a Euro 2016 match.</p> <p>A man threw a grenade in the crowd.</p> <p>Police ruled out terrorism as a motive for the early hours attack.</p> <p>Investigators initially thought a business grudge or individual revenge attack was the motive.</p> <p>They were forced into a rethink when an <span class="caps">ISIL</span> claim of responsibility was posed on Facebook.</p> <h3><strong>Have there been any other arrests?</strong></h3> <p>Yes.</p> <p>Khalid said police arrested 13 other individuals, including two low-ranking police officers.</p> <p>The arrests were made during a counter-terrorism crackdown in the aftermath of the grenade attack.</p>