Incident Summary:

7/6/2000: At least three members of Al-Ma'unah attempted to use a grenade launcher in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are reports of multiple intended targets, including a temple and a brewery. However, the attack did not succeed; according to authorities, the assailants did not know how to operate the weapon. One man was arrested on July 9th and the grenade launcher was recovered in Kedah state. Authorities state that the incident was intended to cause concerns about security in Malaysia.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Federal Territory

Kuala Lumpur

Location Details:
Kuala Lumpur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity A brewery
Specific Description A Carlsberg brewery in Kuala Lumpur
Nationality of Target Malaysia
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity A temple
Specific Description A temple in Kuala Lumpur
Nationality of Target Malaysia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
The assailants were armed with an M-16 with grenade launcher and assault rifles
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Multiple incidents - GTD ID 200007100004. Sources report that 3-5 assailants were involved. Sources also speculate that the event may have been fabricated for political purposes.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Ma'unah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Weapons gang reportedly attacked targets in capital, Mahathir says," Agence France-Presse, July 19, 2000.
"Islamic cult on mission to bomb Kuala Lumpur: report," Agence France-Presse, July 18, 2000.
"Malaysian leader says Muslim cultists wanted to attack Kuala Lumpur," Associated Press, July 20, 2000.