2 bombing incidents in Cape Town

Cape Town - Pipe bombs exploded outside a Woolworths branch and a car dealership in Cape Town late on Thursday night, according to reports.

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Western Cape police confirmed to News24 that the two explosions occurred just after 23:00 on Thursday night.

"Cases of malicious damage to property were opened for investigation, no arrest as yet," said Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk.

The blasts went off outside the Woolworths branch in Kromboom Road and AutoBelgravia in Belgravia Road, Athlone.

"We can confirm damage to a window in our Kromboom store. There were no injuries reported," Woolworths said in a statement to News24.

"We are currently investigating the cause of the incident with the relevant authorities,” it added.

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services told Eyewitness News they were called to Belgravia Road after an apparent explosion. They found a car was on fire, and bystanders said it had exploded.

eNCA reporter Lester Kiewit tweeted from  the scene that it is unclear whether Woolworths was the target, as there was more damage to Vee's Videos and Auto Belgravia.

He added that there were similar pipe-bombings at two auto dealerships in Athlone in August last year.

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Jurie Flippen Els 2014/09/05 07:55:29 AM
There goes the neighborhood!
Mc Apple 2014/09/05 07:59:27 AM
Getting flashbacks.
Paul Gevers 2014/09/05 08:04:58 AM
The work of low-grade morons
Janine Filmer 2014/09/05 08:09:21 AM
I live in Pinelands and we heard both blasts here - the second was much louder than the first.
Jason Clarke 2014/09/05 08:13:05 AM
Shireen Eva 2014/09/05 08:22:47 AM
Maybe someone had a beef with Woolworths' employment policies and the car salesman who sold him a dud car?
Anina Naude 2014/09/05 08:24:10 AM
Creating a diversion from real important stuff??
Fazeela Salie 2014/09/05 08:25:49 AM
Auto Belgravia has been bombed 4 times already and was never news worthy. Now with Woolworths involved its worth reporting?
Shen Levy 2014/09/05 08:29:26 AM
Absolutely nothing to do with boycotting Israel and extremism...
Stanley Dust 2014/09/05 08:37:33 AM