'Base of Jihad' Assumes Responsibility for Burgas Attack

World | July 21, 2012, Saturday // 19:02

An organization called 'Base of Jihad' has assumed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack Wednesday that claimed the lives of 5 Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian driver in Burgas, Bulgaria.

The information was published by Yedioth Ahronoth and the Times of Israel, who said a Lebanese newspaper received an e-mail from the organization.

"The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah," the Base of Jihad statement said.

"It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah, the Jews and their American facilitators," explained the message.

The organization also threatened further attacks: "The holy war is not confined to a particular arena and we shall fight the Jews and the Americans until they leave the land of Islam."

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