Explosion tears through Israeli tour bus at Sarafovo Airport in Burgas; over 35 people
injured. Israeli mission en route to Bulgaria.
At least seven people were killed and over 30 others were injured Wednesday in a terror
attack on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas, some 400 kilometers east
of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Bulgarian media reported that the explosion took place while the bus was still in the terminal of Sarafovo Airport.
According to media reports, an 11-year-old child and two pregnant
women were among the injured. Fortunately, the pregnant women were
lightly injured. The evacuation of the injured has been completed.
Security sources said that there was no intelligence indicating that
Israelis traveling in the area may fall prey to terror attacks.
"An explosion occurred in a passenger bus with Israeli citizens at
the Burgas Airport," Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikoliv confirmed. Bulgarian
security forces and emergency medical teams have blocked off the area.
The airport has been closed as well.
The blast took place at 5.30 pm, on one of three buses shuttling
Israeli tourists across the terminal. Bulgarian media aired conflicting
reports on the nature of the explosion â€“ whether it was perpetrated by a
suicide bomber or by an explosive device, detonated remotely.
The Foreign Ministry has formed a team of experts that will fly to Burgas and assist local authorities in the investigation.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
said that, "All the signs are pointing to Iran.
Only in the past few months we've seen Iran try to target Israelis in Thailand, Indian, Georgia, Cyprus and more.
"The murderous Iranian terror continues to target innocent people.
Iranian terror is spreading worldwide... Israel will react to it with
force," he said.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak
added that the Israeli defense establishment will not rest until the perpetrators are apprehended.
By: Radical Dreamer
In: World News
Tags: Israel, Bulgaria, Terrorism, Iran, Islam, Muslims
Location: Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria (load item map)
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