A device discovered in a mosque near the South African port city of Durban, where worshippers were attacked by armed men last week, has been confirmed as explosive, police said Monday.
The device as discovered on Sunday, made it 3 days after the attack at the mosque by three men armed with guns and knives. One person was killed after his throat was slit, and two others were injured.
Mr Simphiwe Mhlongo, a spokesman for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, told newsmen;"we had a meeting with the explosive unit members, who briefed us on the device they had taken away yesterday. They confirmed that its mechanism is explosive,but at this stage, they haven't gone through analysing what chemicals it is made of."
South Africa is racked by violent crime and income disparities, but it is seldom associated with the Islamist militancy seen on other parts of the continent.
Mr Mhlongo said investigations continues.