Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria Attacked with Grenades, Hezbollah TV Says

Crime | July 18, 2012, Wednesday // 19:22| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria Attacked with Grenades, Hezbollah TV Says Body parts lie scattered around the blasted bus at Burgas airport, which carried Israeli tourists. Photo by Bulphoto

The Israeli tourists who were targeted in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria's Burgas Wednesday night have been attacked with grenades and machine guns, according to Al Manar, a Hezbollah-owned TV channel.

It is unclear where Al Manar derived this information but according to the Bulgarian authorities the blast at Burgas Airport Wednesday night was caused by a bomb in a baggage compartment.

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.

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