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.

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  • Frau Katze

    Another case where we’re just guessing it’s connected to Islam. Just because it was the Muslim southern Philippines… I’m sure I can think some other reason.

    • I blame global warming.

    • The Goat

      Are you sure it wasn’t Quaker, you racial profiler?

    • Doug Kursk

      The GF, whose former home was Davao, said the mayor there has made it clear that he will personally kill anyone who disturbs the peace..good for him!

      If you sell drugs, engage in terrorism etc. prepare for a violent response..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Central Mindanao is part of the Muslim heartland on that island. The arc running along the northern, eastern and southern coasts are almost all Christian.

  • That cease fire did not last long.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “usual suspects”
    Seventh Day Adventists?