KZN police warn public after discovery of homemade explosives

KZN police warn public after discovery of homemade explosives

  • KZN police have urged the public not to collect strange packages after discovering two homemade bombs in Durban North
  • Two unknown suspects are said to have thrown the devices into the premises of the Musjidur Rahman Mosque in the early hours of July 8, 2024.
  • SAPS has launched an investigation into a case of illegal possession of explosives and is searching for the alleged culprits

Zingisa Chirwa is a In brief News journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who has covered crime and current affairs on radio for over 15 years.

KZN police have discovered two homemade bombs in Durban North.
KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that two strange packages found at a Durban mosque were homemade explosives. Images: Stock Imange and Phill Magakoe/Gallo Images.
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KwaZulu-Natal police have called on communities to refrain from collecting strange packages after discovering two homemade explosives in Greenwood Park in Durban North.

Explosives found on mosque premises

According to News24The devices were found at the Musjidur Rahman Mosque, on Kenneth Kaunda Road, Durban North, at around 1am on July 8, 2024. SAPBrigadier Jay Naicker said the explosives were believed to have been thrown into the mosque premises by two men:

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“Unknown suspects were on Kenneth Kaunda Road when they were interrupted by a security vehicle patrolling the area. The suspects fled and dumped the devices into the mosque compound.”

Naicker said the security guard who saw what happened found the devices and suspected they were explosives, prompting him to contact authorities:

“Police sappers confirmed that these were improvised explosive devices made of commercial explosives. The devices were not designed to explode.”

SAPS opens investigation into illegal possession of explosives

Naicker added that they thought the men were going elsewhere when the security guard interrupted them. SAPS has launched an investigation into a case of illegal possession of explosives and is searching for the alleged suspects.

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In brief News It has already been reported that X users have a lot of questions about the alleged bomb scare that went viral at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

A man working for a pyrotechnics company was arrested after customers claimed he was preparing an explosive.

Despite clarifications from police and the man’s employer, Mzansi investigated further.

Source: Briefly News