Explosive device found at Kloof home


A gardener was busy going about his usual routine on Saturday morning when he came about a mortar shell on the grounds of a Kloof home, outside Durban.

Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele mentioned that the gardener discovered the mortar shell at around 11am.

A gardener found an explosive device inside the premises on Kloof Falls Road while gardening.”

Mbele said the SAPS explosive unit received the alert about the device. A team was sent over to sweep the area in case there are other explosives present on the land.

Mbele said the explosive was transported to a remote area and detonated.

No injuries were sustained,” she said.

Mortars have been in usage for hundreds of years, originally in siege warfare.

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