Three Dead in Bulgaria Bus BombingJuly 18, 2012 By: Newswire
CNN and other sources are reporting that a bus was bombed in Bulgaria today, with more than 30 people taken to the hospital, three in critical condition. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the explosion was "clearly a terrorist attack" against Israeli passengers, and that it was probably initiated by a group under the auspices of "either Iran or other radical Muslim groups," and named Hezbollah and Hamas as likely suspects.
Vania Valkova, director of the Bulgarian interior ministry press office, earlier confirmed at least three people were in the blast on a bus outside Burgas Airport, on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. She was not able to confirm the nationalities of those killed but said the flight came from Tel Aviv. The tourists' plane landed in Bulgaria at 5 p.m., the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. Valkova said the bus was in the parking zone when the blast occurred.
Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon also said there were three dead in the explosion.