It's all about the DNA – and the bomb suspects who refuse to provide it

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Traces of DNA on bombs planted across Durban and carefully gathered by forensic detectives may become crucial evidence against a now thwarted terror syndicate.

The state provisionally withdrew charges against seven of 19 men they say conspired to orchestrate bombings in the city and a knife attack at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam in May.

They had refused to provide DNA‚ and the state’s bid to compel them to was rendered ineffectual by a truant Swahili interpreter.

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