Israeli Tourist Bus Attacked in Bulgaria

At least seven people were killed in an attack against Israeli youth on a tour bus in Burgus Airport in Bulgaria.

Reports claim the attack was most likely carried out by a suicide bomber, who was either next to the bus or who got on the bus. According to nrg, a female suicide bomber stood next to the front of one of the buses and activated the bomb.

Bulgarian FM spoke with FM Lieberman and told him the investigation found the explosion was caused by a bomb hidden in the trunk of the bus

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu stated that “all signs point to Iran” and that Israel will respond fiercely.


bTV showing photos from attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria

Shoshi, Israeli who witnessed the blast said:

We passed immigration and got onto bus #4 outside the airport. We placed our bags, and after two minutes bus #2 went up in flames. We were evacuated into a secure room.

Her son added:

Survivors from the bus had to jump out of the bus so as not to step on bodies. We saw the bus, one Israeli took a photo of it. We saw its trunk explode. We were quickly rushed into the terminal.

On his Facebook page, foreign minister Avigdor Liberman posted:

I just spoke with Bulgaria's foreign minister, Nikolay Mladenov, about the blast. Mladenov is heading to the location and will give me updates when he gets there.

A tweet from @MokedNews claims:

One of the killed in the Bulgarian attack – a Bulgarian tour guide who was with the Israeli tourists as the blast happened. (source: Bulgarian TV)

Excellent live blog coverage on Haaretz in Hebrew (more frequent updates) and in English.

Tweeps to follow for live updates:
@BarakRavid – diplomatic correspondent, Haaretz newspaper
@ruslantrad – Syrian-Bulgarian blogger & MENA analyst
@MokedNews – Israeli news feed

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