‘Clear signs’ Hezbollah behind Burgas bombing, interior minister says on attack’s anniversary

(JNS.org) There are “clear signs that say Hezbollah is behind the Burgas bombing” that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver on July 18, 2012, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev said Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the attack.

A screen shot of video footage of the summer 2012 terrorist attack on a tour bus carrying Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria. Credit: YouTube.

Yovchev told reporters at a ceremony for the opening of a monument for the victims of the attack that Bulgaria’s new Socialist government, since taking office in late May, has received more information implicating Hezbollah in the bus bombing.

Meanwhile, most of the 28 European Union (EU) member nations support a British proposal to have the EU place Hezbollah on its terror watch list, but Austria, the Czech Republic and Ireland are among the EU countries refusing to back the move, which needs unanimous approval among the 28 countries, Reuters reported.


Posted on July 18, 2013 .