Subscribe Register Login

Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Bulgaria links Hezbollah to bombing of Israelis

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 5, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.

— Hezbollah bombed a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, investigators said Tuesday, describing a sophisticated bombing carried out by a terrorist cell that included Canadian and Australian citizens.

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, in the first major announcement in the investigation into the July 18 bombing that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian driver, said one of the suspects entered the country with a Canadian passport, and another with one from Australia.

“We have well-grounded reasons to suggest that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,” Tsvetanov said after a meeting of Bulgaria’s National Security Council. “We expect the government of Lebanon to assist in the further investigation.”

Hezbollah, a Shiite militant group and political party that emerged in response to Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, has been linked to attacks and kidnappings on Israeli and Jewish interests around the world. The group has denied involvement in the Bulgaria bombing.

The bomb exploded as the bus took a group of Israeli tourists from the airport to their hotel in the Black Sea resort of Burgas. The blast also killed the suspected bomber, a tall and lanky pale-skinned man wearing a baseball cap and dressed like a tourist.

Comments on: Bulgaria links Hezbollah to bombing of Israelis

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Finish heavy equipme

    Redstone Construction Group has the following positions avai...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Pipewelder/fitterlab

    pipe welder/fitterlaboreropenings Available-Industrial Refri...
    RUSSELLVILLE, AR

  • Lib assistant ii

    Library Assistant IIFull-time public service position in the...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cdl drivers

    cdl driversno experience needed!Schneider National is the be...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • News editor

    Sync Weekly, an edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Sy...
    Little Rock, AR

Search 963 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online