Three injured in suspected parcel bomb explosion in Durban

Police and emergency services are on the scene of a suspected bomb explosion in Durban. Photo: eNCA

DURBAN - A parcel bomb is believed to have exploded in Berea, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday afternoon.

Three people were reported injured in the explosion which occurred in an upmarket street.

It's believed the bomb was attached to a card with flowers.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said family members in the house received a parcel.

When they opened it, the parcel exploded.

"Three family members sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital," said Gwala.

Gwala said police are investigating the motive behind the explosion.

Police are investigating three counts of attempted murder.

Relatives say the family has been renting the house for about a month.

The Hawks are now taking over the investigation.

All three victims remain in a stable condition in hospital.



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