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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Grenade attack narrowly misses NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi

An explosive device went of on Thursday morning at the house of National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi.

Mr Turi confirmed the incident to the media  and suspected it was a hand grenade bomb.
Mr Turi confirmed the device was placed inside his driveway and as soon as his children were driven off to school, it went off after one of his nephew kicked it out of the gate.
A vehicle plus parts of the house have been damaged.
No one was injured but the family is understood to be shocked at this time.
The blast happened around 8.30 am which could be heard and felt by residents within the precincts of the Gerehu Stage- One police barracks.
Some thought the blast was from a gas bottle or electricity fault but it was revealed afterwards it was a bomb.
The shock waves and sound it created could be felt as far as the Rainbow suburb and the University of Papua New Guinea.
Mr Turi said investigations are continuing and they will get to the bottom of it.
He didn't rule out suspects within the police force linked to the current crack down on ill- disciplined officers.
Police Forensics and Defence Force bomb experts are investigating and will confirm the type of device used.

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