Bulgaria claims it has previously undisclosed evidence that further implicates Hezbollah in a deadly terrorist attack last year on Bulgarian soil, JTA has learned.
A Bulgarian representative to the European Union said Wednesday that investigators have discovered that a Hezbollah operative was the owner of a printer used to produce fake documents that facilitated the July 19 bombing of a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Burgas. Five Israelis and their Bulgarian driver were killed in the attack.
It was a tough week on the news ticker for parents. First came the heinous attack on an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria, followed only days later by the incomprehensible tragedy in Colorado. Questions of how to talk to our children about these headlines have weighed heavily ever since.
An accomplice of the suicide bomber in Bulgaria that killed six on an Israeli tour bus in Burgas reportedly is likely to still be in Bulgaria, possibly with another bomb,.
The accomplice is believed to have been a backup for the suicide bomber, the Novinite.com website reported. Another accomplice was set to shoot the other two if they were captured by or turned themselves in to police, and both reportedly were at the airport during the July 18 attack.
Bulgarian police are continuing their search for the accomplices.
U.S. officials believe the suicide bomber who killed Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, was a member of Hezbollah.
The bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets, an unnamed senior American official told The New York Times. Other American officials confirmed that the bomber was a member of Hezbollah, according to the newspaper.
The Burgas, Bulgaria attack, which Israel’s government is blaming on Iran, comes on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead. Israel, Argentina and many other governments blame Iranian agents for that incident; Tehran denies the allegations.
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