File photo of gutted Metro Tabernacle Church, Taman Melawati Kuala Lumpur.

Media reports indicated, eight people have been detained to assist police in investigations into the arson attack on the Metro Tabernacle Church in Kuala Lumpur.

They were picked during an operation on Tuesday night, police sources said. All eight are expected to be remanded Wednesday to facilitate further investigations.

Metro Tabernacle Church was reported to be firebombed on Jan 8, 2010.

More to come.