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Blast rocks LTFRB compound

An improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly went off yesterday morning inside the compound of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

A report from Kamuning Police Station said mild explosion occurred at the parking area in front of the LTFRB building around 2:28 a.m.

The blast left a six-inch wide and an inch deep of crater, police said.

Security officers at the LTFRB told police that the explosion damaged two impounded vehicles. One had already spilled gasoline, they said.

To avoid further harm, the guards poured water on the blast site.

LTFRB spokesperson Atty. Aileen Lizada confirmed the incident, saying a pillbox, containing nails, was thrown by an unidentified man. It landed on two cars.

Authorities said they only recovered shrapnel from the scene and were not able find traces of explosive powder. They are probing the motive behind the incident.

Lizada, on the other hand, believed that the agency’s drive against corruption may be the reason for the threat. (Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola)