Friday, November 18, 2005

Pipe bomb attack in Mitchell's Plain

By Nadia Samie

A pipe-bomb attack occurred in Mitchell’s Plain on Thursday night. The device was thrown onto the roof of the house in Northwest Street, Rocklands, near Merrydall and Caravell Roads. Residents allege that the house is that of a known drug dealer, but police would not confirm this. The occupants of the house are said to have been asleep at the time of the attack. The roof structure of the house was damaged and police recovered the remains of the explosive device on the scene. It has been sent for forensic testing. Police spokesperson Captain Randall Stoffels says that the motive for the attack is unknown and the case is being investigated.


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