Woolworths stores targeted by explosive devices in Durban

Celine

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those bladdy amish people again. they need to stay in there part of the country with their horses and buggy's.
 

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Another bomb discovered at Woolworths in Gateway

https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/another-bomb-discovered-at-woolworths-in-gateway-15884584

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal police have raced to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, Durban, where a bomb was allegedly discovered at a Woolworths store on Saturday.

The discovery of the bomb comes just a day after another bomb was discovered at a Woolies store at the Pavillion and also at Gateway on the same day.

By Friday, police were still probing alleged attacks at Woolworths and Gateway which had left staff and customers rattled, the Daily News reported on Friday.

People were evacuated from the store.

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed police had discovered a suspicious device at the mall on Saturday. "The device was taken away by our Explosive Unit for further investigation. A case in terms of Explosive Act has been opened at Durban North police station for further investigation," he said.
 

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'Suspicious device' found at Durban's Pavilion shopping centre

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...ce-found-at-durbans-pavilion-shopping-centre/

A "suspicious device" was discovered in an underground parking lot in the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durban‚ forcing a partial evacuation of the structure on Monday morning.

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This is the latest in a string of discoveries of suspicious devices in recent days - several of them causing fires.

TimesLIVE was on the scene of the latest device discovery on Monday.

Police and bomb technicians had cordoned off the parking structure after a manager noticed a device with wires protruding from it in one of the corner.
 

Nanfeishen

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i'm glad they managing to find these - whatever they are - before anyone got hurt!
Worst case scenario is that some group are leaving small devices to test reaction/response times of security, police, evacuation routes etc for something big, or a single much wider mutiple attack.
 

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Worst case scenario is that some group are leaving small devices to test reaction/response times of security, police, evacuation routes etc for something big, or a single much wider mutiple attack.
That's a pretty scary scenario.... :(
 

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Worst case scenario is that some group are leaving small devices to test reaction/response times of security, police, evacuation routes etc for something big, or a single much wider mutiple attack.
Probably this. Set off small devices in a "controversial" store like woolies - so the general populace thinks it has something to do with the boycotts, and pay less heed.

Perhaps a form of UAT testing, confirming that the signal to detonate penetrates the walls as expected. Or it could be a test of the metal detector sensitivity to picking up the devices that they want to use. Could be combination of all three.
 

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Probably this. Set off small devices in a "controversial" store like woolies - so the general populace thinks it has something to do with the boycotts, and pay less heed.

Perhaps a form of UAT testing, confirming that the signal to detonate penetrates the walls as expected. Or it could be a test of the metal detector sensitivity to picking up the devices that they want to use. Could be combination of all three.
There are lot of disused buildings for that, where they can do it without without raising suspicion.

I thought by now, every store would have cctv system in place.
 

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There are lot of disused buildings for that, where they can do it without without raising suspicion.

I thought by now, every store would have cctv system in place.
Who says they never used the empty buildings, and are now moving up to something else. Testing how to place and set off a device in a 'live" environment etc.
 

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This is worrying. Our security is really lax even at places that are supposed to be high security can't imagine how a mere mall or store would be expected to deal with something like this. The best defence is obviously intelligence who are also just as useless and too busy fighting political battles instead of protecting the country.
 
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