DETAILS: Suspected Islamophobia attack amid attempt to bomb Durban mosque


[Picture: Huzaifah Ismail]

The Durban Muslim community is still recovering from shock following an attempt to bomb a mosque.

In the early hours of Monday morning, the security guard of Masjidur Rahman in Kenneth Kaunda Road saw two males in a suspicious vehicle throw hand-made explosives on to the premises.

The security guard quickly alerted the mosque’s management, who then informed SAPS.

KwaZulu-Natal SAPS spokesperson Jay Naicker said that police bomb technicians confirmed that it was homemade explosive devices that consisted of commercial explosives.

“The devices were not set up to explode. It is suspected that the men were on route to an unknown location with the devices when they were disturbed by the security officer,” said Naicker.

Speaking to Radio 786, Head of the South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) Dr Faisal Suliman said that the two suspects identified who allegedly threw the bombs were white males.

“While there is still much speculation around the incident, judging by the size of the explosives there was clear intent to cause serious harm,” added Suliman.

[Picture: Supplied]


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