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Bulgaria probes suicide bomber's identity

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Bulgaria probes suicide bomber's identity


Efforts are underway to identify a suicide bomber who struck in Bulgaria, killing five Israeli tourists and a bus driver.

Video has been released of a man identified by authorities as the suspect. He is believed to be 36-years-old and is said to have had a fake US driving licence.

The bus blast, which happened at Burgas airport on Wednesday, has been condemned by the UN Security Council.

Israel is blaming Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants for the attack.

“We witnessed a horrific terrorist attack targeting Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, which was perpetrated by the Iranian Al-Quds forces and Hezbollah. This is another barbaric attack in a campaign targeting Israelis and Jews around the world,” said Haim Waxman, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN.

Iran has denied having any involvement in the attack.

Meanwhile, mourning families gathered at Tel Aviv’s international airport early on Friday, as coffins containing the remains of the victims arrived from Bulgaria.

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