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April 7, 2014 9:28 am

Report: Burgas Bomber Who Killed 5 Israelis Was Algerian, Trained in South Lebanon

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Bus explosion at Burgas Airport. Photo: Bulgaria’s interior minister said he is “certain” that Hezbollah was behind the summer 2012 Burgas bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian bus driver.

“All traces lead there,” Tsvetlin Yovchev said Monday, the Sofia News Agency reported. “What can we prove in court is another matter. If you’re asking me if I am certain of this—yes, I am.”

According to additional Bulgarian media reports, the suicide bomber was born in Algeria, later lived in Morocco, and trained with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

In February, Bulgarian authorities announced a third suspect had been found in addition to a Lebanese-Canadian man named El Hajj Hassan and his accomplice Meliad Farah, but the third suspect’s identity has not been revealed because the authorities are continuing their investigation.

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