The South African government has been warned to prepare for the spread of car-to-car carpet bombing, which has claimed the lives of two people and injured more than 70 others on the country’s southern beaches.
South African officials confirmed to The Associated Press that an incident had occurred in the southern city of Johannesburg.
A number of incidents had occurred overnight in the city, including a car bombing that left one person dead and several injured.
An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, told AP the car bomb exploded as people were leaving a beach barbershop near the city’s northern suburbs.
He said a number of cars were parked on the beach, and people started running out of the street when the car started to fire.
He then heard what sounded like the sound of a car being detonated, followed by gunshots.
A South African police spokesman told The Associated News the blast occurred as the area was close to a large park where many tourists were visiting.
The witness said the car was parked on a hillside, and the blast was followed by a loud bang.