Israeli Tourists Killed in Bulgaria Bus Bombing

Police put death toll at 4, but it could grow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
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Posted Jul 18, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
BOURGAS, BULGARIA: A man fishes at sunset near the Black Sea port of Bourgas, 17 June 2007. AFP PHOTO / BORYANA KATSAROVA   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A bus carrying young Israeli tourists in a Bulgarian resort exploded today, killing at least four people and wounding about 20, police say. Witnesses told Israeli media that the huge blast occurred soon after someone boarded the vehicle. Images showed smoke billowing from the scene in the Black Sea city of Burgas, some 250 miles east of the capital, Sofia. Bulgaria is a popular tourist destination for Israelis, and Israeli tourists have been targeted before, namely in India, Thailand, and Azerbaijan. Iran is suspected of being behind these attacks.

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