South Africa, Verulam mosque attack: Bomb-like device found at the scene


Last week’s Verulam mosque attack in Durban sent shockwaves across the country. But it now seems like the tragedy could have been much, much worse.

Three worshippers at the religious sanctuary had their throats slit by an as-yet-unknown group of men. One of the victims – Abbas Essop – succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Thursday.

Hawks admitted that the incident has “elements of extremism” to it, but haven’t yet identified it as a terrorist attack.

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Source: The South African