Authorities found an improvised bomb inside a passenger bus in General Santos City late Friday afternoon, police said Saturday.

The bomb, composed of two rocket-propelled grenade tubes, a bottle of black granules, an improvised blasting cap, a 9-volt battery, a fuse holder, and switches, was found inside a Husky bus (LBX-662), Soccsksargen regional police spokesman Supt. Resty Damaso said.

Members of the 12th Regional Intelligence Division, General Santos City Police, and PNP Special Action Force intercepted the bus, which came from Cotabato City, in front of the Iglesia Ni Cristo church along the National Highway in Brgy. Apopong around 4 p.m.

“Nakasagap kasi tayo ng intelligence report na may sumakay sa Tupi (in South Cotabato) na lalaki na kahina-hinala, so nag-checkpoint na dito sa Gensan,” Damaso said.

Authorities are still trying to identify the man with the help of other passengers.

“Mga half a kilometer palang after sumakay bumaba na daw ‘yung lalaki kaya may concerned citizen na tumawag sa intel operatives natin. Buti naagapan,” Damaso said. (John Roson)

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