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Eastgate bomb ‘premeditated’

Police sources believe that the Eastgate Shopping Centre bomb was a premeditated crime that could have...

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Police sources believe that the Eastgate Shopping Centre bomb was a premeditated crime that could have caused major damage.

On Monday afternoon, staff and shoppers were evacuated from the Johannesburg mall when tenants discovered a case and raised the alarm.

Ekurhuleni metro police officers, police and the Bomb Disposal Unit were called to the scene.

The bomb squad confirmed that they conducted a controlled blast on the explosive device.

Eyewitness News understands that the suitcase was found beneath the escalator at the food court of the mall.

The bomb was planted near the only two restaurants that operate on gas.

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