PNP chief: Explosion in Manila was gang war, not terror attack

MANILA-- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, on Saturday clarified that Friday night's blast in Quezon Blvd., Quiapo, Manila that injured 14 people, was not a terror attack.

Dela Rosa, who visited the crime scene when he learned about the explosion, stressed that it was a gang war and that it had nothing to do with the ongoing 30th ASEAN Summit.

He noted that before the incident, the PNP has monitored a gang war in the area.

National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) chief, Director Oscar Albayalde, earlier said that the explosion was caused by an improvised pipe bomb.

The PNP, particularly the ASEAN Security Task Force, has assured delegates attending the summit that there is nothing to worry about because the situation is under control.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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