Bulgaria Tightens Security of Its Embassy in Lebanon

February 5, 2013, Tuesday // 05:20
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Tightens Security of Its Embassy in Lebanon
The bombing at the Burgas airport killed 5 Israeli tourists, their Bulgarian bus driver and the perpetrator of the attack. Photo by BGNES

Security was tightened at the Bulgarian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has told local media.

The announcement follows Tuesday's statement by Bulgarian Interior  Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov that Lebanon's Hezbollah organization could have financed the July 2012 terror attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

It was the first time a Bulgarian official explicitly named an organization as being implicated in the attack, that claimed the lives of 5 Israeli tourists, their Bulgarian bus driver, and the suspected suicide bomber.

Several western embassies in Lebanon have also stepped up their security, Dnevnik.bg informs, citing Saudi media.


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