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The guard, from Nepal, suffered 10 per cent burns to his hands and back.

KUALA LUMPUR: A security guard suffered severe burns after a Molotov cocktail was launched into the guard post of a condominium in Taman Danau Kota, here, early today.

The guard, from Nepal, suffered 10 per cent burns to his hands and back.

A portion of the guard post was damaged by the ensuing fire.

The identity of the attacker or attackers is unknown.

A Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue (operations) spokesman said an emergency call on the incident was made at 4.41am.

“Eight personnel from the Setapak station were rushed to the scene in one vehicle.

“The victim was given treatment by paramedics at the site.

“The case was handed over to the police for an investigation,” he said in a statement.

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