South Africa: Lost Weekend

Pretoria blast kills 17

Like government workers around the world, civil servants in South Africa's administrative capital of Pretoria try to get an early start on the weekend. By 4 o'clock last Friday, the streets near the South African air force headquarters were crowded with black commuters waiting for rides out of the city and white shoppers doing last minute errands on their way home. Suddenly, at 4:28 p.m., a blue Alfa Romeo parked in front of the Nedbank Square shopping arcade exploded, ripping through the building like a can opener and flattening...

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