Suicide bomber targeted bus - witness

2012-07-18 18:12
A witness has told Israeli army radio that he believes a suicide bomber caused the explosion on a bus packed with Israeli tourists outside Bulgaria's Bourgas Airport. (AFP)

A witness has told Israeli army radio that he believes a suicide bomber caused the explosion on a bus packed with Israeli tourists outside Bulgaria's Bourgas Airport. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - Israeli officials on Wednesday confirmed that Israeli citizens were targeted in an attack on tourists at Bulgaria's Bourgas Airport, which Bulgarian ministry sources said left three people dead.

The Bulgarian interior ministry said three people were killed and more than 20 injured in a blast on a bus at the Black Sea airport.

"What we know is that sometime close to 17:00 there was a flight that landed in Bourgas, the passengers went onto a bus and then there was an explosion," said Ilana Stein, deputy spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry.

Witnesses speaking to Israel's Channel 2 TV said that someone boarded the bus and a huge explosion immediately followed.

An Israeli witness told Army Radio he believed the attack was caused by a suicide bomber.

State BNR radio reported that that two more buses also caught fire.

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