Suspected bomb by usual suspects kills 9 on Philippine passenger bus

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A suspected bomb explosion killed at least nine people and wounded more than 20 others Tuesday in a bus in front of a university in the southern Philippines, police said.

The Rural Transit bus was traveling in front of the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town in Bukidnon province when the powerful blast sent shrapnel and debris flying through the vehicle, police officer Rufina Bayarcal said.

Investigators were trying to determine the type of blast and were searching for other possible explosives at the site in Maramag, about 860 kilometers (535 miles) southeast of Manila, she said.