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Police confirm Cape Town bombing

Police confirm Cape Town bombing

Western Cape police confirmed that two pipe bombs exploded outside a Woolworths branch and a car dealership in Cape Town late on Thursday night.

According to reports, the two explosions occurred just after 23:00 on Thursday night.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said that cases of malicious damage to property were opened for investigation while there are no arrests as yet.

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

Woolworths confirmed that a store window was damaged, but no injuries were reported, according to Eyewitness News.

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

Photo caption: DAMAGE... "It appears the bomb was placed in front of a video Store. It doesn't seem like Woolworths was the target," Lester Kiewit. Photo: Lester Kiewit via Twitter.