2014 Bukidnon bus bombing

The 2014 Bukidnon bus bombing occurred on December 9, 2014 when a bomb hit a bus just in front of the main entrance of Central Mindanao University along Sayre Highway in Sitio Musuan, Barangay Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon. The blast killed at least 11 people and another 43 were wounded. Most of the victims were students who were about to go home when the incident occurred. The bus is owned by transport company, Rural Transit Mindanao Incorporated bearing the traffic number 2640 and plate number KVS-164. The bus is en route to Cagayan de Oro from Banisilan, North Cotabato.[2][1][3]

2014 Bukidnon bus bombing
Entrance gate of the Central Mindanao University; the approximate site where the incident occurred.
LocationMaramag, Bukidnon, Philippines[1]
DateDecember 9, 2014
15:45[2] (UTC+8)
Attack type

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were suspected by Philippine authorities to be behind the bombings. Extortion is viewed as a motive for the attacks due to claims that the bus company has faced threats for refusing to pay protection money to the militants. The militant group denies any involvement claiming they would not gain any benefit from conducting such attacks and claims the accusations against them as fabrication.[2][1][3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "CCTV footage of Bukidnon bus bombing". ABS-CBN News. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sinapit, Jaime (December 9, 2014). "11 killed, 43 injured in Bukidnon bus explosion; students among casualties". InterAksyon.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "10 people die in bus bombing". Reuters. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.