Cape Town blast: ‘Woolworths not the target’

2014-09-05 14:54

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Cape Town - It appears that Woolworths was not the target of a bombing near one of its branches in Cape Town, the retail group said on Friday.

It said that CCTV footage showed a man walking past the Woolworths food store in Kromboom Road, Athlone, and placing a device outside a neighbouring store.

Several stores were damaged. There were no injuries.

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Western Cape police are investigating but would not elaborate on Woolworths latest statement, said spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.

No arrests have been made, Van Wyk said.

A second pipe bomb exploded near a car dealership in nearby Belgravia Road also on Friday morning.

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

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