Explosion rocks South Auckland property

18:54, Nov 22 2012
Letterbox explosion
AFTERMATH: Debris lines the driveway at a property in Manurewa after explosives destroyed the letterbox.

A letterbox explosion in South Auckland last night shattered a gate and brickwork at the front of the property.

A police forensic team is investigating the blast at a house on the corner of Aunceston Rise and Ranfurly Rd, about 9.30pm.

The scene was guarded overnight and today police are diverting traffic away from Aunceston Rise while the Environmental Science and Research team search the scene.

Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said It was unclear whether the explosion was a random act or if the people at the property were targeted.

''Whatever device was used will need to undergo some analysis to determine what it actually was,'' he said.

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