5 people wounded in bold airport heist

The Malaysian police hunted Thursday for four gunmen who grabbed $1.5 million Singapore dollars, in a daring raid at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, spraying bullets and wounding five people.

In the drama Wednesday, the gunmen ambushed two moneychangers and their two armed guards at the busy departure hall of the airport before firing their guns and grabbing a bag containing the money. They escaped in two cars driven by two other men.

The heist was a major embarrassment for the country's airport authorities and came just a day after a passenger smuggled a fruit knife into a Bangladeshi plane, causing a security scare.


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