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Experimental Reenactment of Burgas Bus Bombing Scheduled for April 26

Crime | March 18, 2013, Monday // 12:50| Views: 1526 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Experimental Reenactment of Burgas Bus Bombing Scheduled for April 26 The Burgas bus bombing killed a total of five Israeli tourists, the Bulgarian bus driver, and the alleged perpetrator of the attack. Photo by BGNES

The reenactment of the Burgas bus bombing, which killed a total of 7 and wounded 35 at the Sarafovo airport in the Bulgarian Black Sea city in August 2012, will take place on April 26, according to investigating magistrate Georgi Iliev.

Iliev, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), explained that the bus bombing would be reenacted at a military training ground near the southwestern city of Ihtiman.

He informed that the preparation of the experimental reenactment was underway, adding that the Interior Ministry had been tasked with preparing a bomb with a similar make-up to the one used in the terror attack at the Sarafovo airport.

Iliev noted that the reenactment of the bus bombing was to provide answers to a number of questions which had not been cleared yet.

On July 18, 2012, Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas became a target for a terrorist attack.

The bus explosion killed a total of five Israeli tourists, the Bulgarian bus driver, and the alleged perpetrator of the attack.

On February 5, 2013, following a meeting of the Consultative Council for National Security at the President's Office, then-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov made a statement, saying that the investigating authorities had gathered evidence pointing to a "reasonable assumption" about the involvement of Hezbollah's military wing in the Burgas bus bombing.

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