Burgas Bombing 'Raised Hezbollah Suspicions of Double Agent'

Crime | December 19, 2014, Friday // 20:22
Bulgaria: Burgas Bombing 'Raised Hezbollah Suspicions of Double Agent' Photo by BGNES

Israel told Bulgaria of the Shia group Hezbollah's involvement in the 2012 terror attack after an alleged informant disclosed details to the country's intelligence service Mossad, an Israeli daily wrote on Thursday.

Jerusalem Post cites a report of Beirut-based Daily Star according to which Hezbollah has placed one of its operatives on trial for "treason."

Mohammad Shawraba, a Hezbollah member, reportedly informed Mossad of five attacks the movement was planning and thus foiled the operations.

"Hezbollah's suspicion of a double agent surfaced after Bulgaria accused it of responsibility for the 2012 bus bombing in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas that killed five Israel tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver," Jerusalem Post writes.

More specifically, the Daily Star claims "Shawraba, 42, informed Israel, which relayed the tip to Bulgaria."

Shawraba, 42, informed Israel, which relayed the tip to Bulgaria. - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Dec-19/281619-hezbollah-puts-senior-operative-on-trial-for-treason.ashx#sthash.RRHDQjzV.dpuf

Ynetnews, another English-language Israeli media outlet, cites "sources" saying the "Mossad informant" had acted "as the chief of the unit in charge of foreign operations".

This year, exactly two years on from the July 18 attack, Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) officially disclosed the name of the man behind the attack at Sarafovo airport and also pointed to him as part of a wider group including two other people who had used fake driver's licenses to enter the country and prepare the act. 


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