Bulgaria blast 'suspect' on CCTV

CCTV of the man suspected of being the suicide bomber that killed eight Israeli tourists at an airport in Bulgaria has been released. Investigators believe he was using a fake US driver's licence.

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Victims of Bulgaria blast speak out

Moshe Museri, who was lightly injured in the blast and was wearing bandages on his hand and leg when he arrived back in Tel Aviv, said:

What do I remember from the moment of the explosion? Bodies on the ground, severed hands and legs.

Shalom recalled the moment he jumped from the stricken bus:

We saw all the people running to the front of the bus, and we jumped from the window. Unfortunately there were three bodies lying there when we jumped. And everyone who managed to jump from this bus (was)saved, all the others were all dead or wounded.


Footage of suspect in Bulgaria airport suicide blast released

Surveillance video of the man suspected of bombing a tourist bus at an airport in Bulgaria has been released as investigators attempt to identify him.

The footage shows a long-haired man carrying a large rucksack and a smaller carry-on bag, walking close to a Thomson stand at Burgas Airport.

Investigators are meanwhile scanning DNA samples from the fingers of the suspected bomber in a bid to trace his identity.

Officials said he was carrying a fake passport, which claimed he was travelling from the state of Michigan in the US.

Iran denies involvement in Bulgaria bomb blast

Iran has said Israeli accusations that it was behind the suicide bomb attack on an airport bus in Bulgaria are "unfounded."

The Iranian Embassy in Sofia issued the denial.

Eight people, including the bomber, were killed in yesterday's blast on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Burgas Airport.

The attack drew a promise by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "react powerfully" to what he called "Iranian terror."

Israel blames Hezbollah for Bulgaria bus bombing

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said the Tehran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah was responsible for yesterday's bus bombing in Bulgaria.

The apparent suicide attack killed eight people and injured dozens in a bus transporting Israeli tourists at Burgas Airport.

The immediate executors are Hezbollah people, who of course have constant Iranian sponsorship.

– Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, Speaking to Israel Radio

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday said Iran was behind the attack in the aftermath of the late afternoon blast.

There was no immediate Iranian reaction to the Israeli accusations.


Finger DNA could identify suicide bomber in Bulgaria bus blast

Officials are scanning DNA samples from the fingers of the suicide bomber in the Bulgaria airport blast in a bid to identify him, the country's government has said.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said video surveillance showed the attacker blended in among arriving Israeli tourists.

He looked like everybody else - a normal person with Bermuda shorts and a backpack.

– Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

Eight people, including the Bulgarian bus driver and the bomber, died in yesterday's blast at Burgas Airport.

Tsvetanov said Bulgarian security services had received no indications of a pending terrorist attack in the Balkan country.

Obama 'to work with Israel on Bulgaria attack inquiry'

The Israeli prime minister's spokesman has tweeted that Barack Obama has called Benjamin Netanyahu about the attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria that killed eight people and wounded dozens:

Suicide bomber believed to have caused Bulgaria bus blast

A suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed eight people and injured dozens in a bus transporting Israeli tourists at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian government official has said today.

We have established a person who was a suicide bomber in this attack. This person had a fake driving licence from the United States.

– Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

The deadly blast, which occurred shortly before 5:30pm yesterday, provoked international condemnation.

Why was Burgas a target for attack?

Burgas is a quiet resort around 250 miles east of the capital Sofia on the Black Sea coast.

It is popular with Israeli tourists as a cheaper alternative to other Mediterranean resorts, especially for recent high school graduates before they are drafted for mandatory military service.

Although no-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, some believe Bulgaria poses a greater risk to Israeli tourists because of the shared border with Turkey.

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