A bomb exploded inside a passenger bus Thursday in the southern Philippines killing eight people, a military official said, Xinhua reported.
Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang told Xinhua that a unit of Rural Transit was traversing around 10:40 a. m. along the national highway in Dalapitan, Matalam town in the province of North Cotabato when an improvised bomb planted inside the truck went off.
"There were eight fatalities based on the report of our men at the site," Cabangbang said. Several were also wounded.
No one group claimed responsibility for the attack.