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Bulgarian Investigators Point to Hezbollah for Israeli Bus Bombing

Feb. 5, 2013

The terrorist attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in July was carried out by Hezbollah militants, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Tuesday.

Preliminary results of the Bulgarian investigations indicate that the bombing was organized by members of the Lebanese organization, he said.

The blast on the parking lot of the airport in the Black Sea resort Burgas killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver. The still unidentified bomber also died.

Immediately after the July 18 bombing, Israel blamed Hezbollah and Iran and promised a "heavy price" for it.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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