Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria Targets Israelis on Day of Buenos Aires Bombing

Crime | July 18, 2012, Wednesday // 19:21

The seeming terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria's Burgas Wednesday night has occurred on the day of another anti-Jewish attack, the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, which killed 85 people.

The blast at Bulgaria's Burgas Airport Wednesday night, July 18, 2012, in which a number of Israeli tourists are reported to have been killed or wounded, is a terrorist attack, according to the Bulgarian police.

Between 3 and 5 Israeli tourists are reported dead and some 18-20 are reported wounded in the explosion which hit their bus at the Sarafovo Airport near Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas at about 5:30 pm EET.

The Bulgarian authorities have confirmed there are casualties have not confirmed their number.

The site of the Burgas Airport says the Israeli tourists arrived on a flight of Air Via from Tel Aviv at 4:50 pm. After that, they got on a bus to reach Bulgaria's largest Black Sea resort Sunny Beach.

According to reports, there were about 40 Israeli tourists on the bus. A total of three buses caught fire on the Burgas Airport parking lot, a local news site, Burgas 24 says.

The AMIA bombing was an attack on the Asociaci?n Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building. It occurred in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, it killed 85 people and injured hundreds. It was Argentina's deadliest bombing ever. Argentina is home to a Jewish community of 200,000, among the largest in Latin America.

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