4 Israeli Witnesses of Burgas Terror Act Interrogated AgainCrime | August 6, 2012, Monday // 10:03| views
The July 18 terrorist attack in Bulgaria's Burgas, also known as the Burgas Bus Bombing, killed 5 Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver at the Sarafovo Airport. Photo by BGNES
Four of the Israeli tourists who were injured during the bombing attack on a tour bus in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas will be questioned once again in Israel.
The Bulgarian Prosecutor's office is sending Monday legal requests to hold the questioning, according to 24 Chassa (24 Hours) daily, citing own sources in the investigation.
According to the publication, two of the witnesses have sustained serious injuries because they were standing close to the assailant. One of them is most likely the young woman, who told Israeli media that her husband had an argument with the alleged perpetrator of the attack just moments before the blast because the latter began moving suitcases in the bus luggage compartment to put his own bag inside.
Remains of the said man, recovered from the scene of the fatal attack, were used to create an image showing his possible appearance as part of an appeal for public assistance in identifying him.
Last week, Bulgaria asked all INTERPOL member countries to make public the computer generated image of the suspected terrorist in a bid to identify the man, which still remains unknown.
At the request of Bulgarian police, INTERPOL issued a Black Notice – used to seek information about unidentified corpses – to each of its 190 member countries in all four official languages (Arabic, English, French and Spanish) and is now also publishing this reconstructed image to engage the public's help in identifying the man.
The July 18 terrorist attack in Bulgaria's Burgas, also known as the Burgas Bus Bombing, killed 5 Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver at the Sarafovo Airport. The initial lead, purported by Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, was that it has been executed by a suicide bomber, who arrived from abroad.
According to observers and terror experts, this lead is looking less and less reliable and the most viable hypothesis is that the perpetrator has been deluded, used as a mule, and has acted under the influence of illegal drugs.
Israeli media largely back the above, writing that the young man with light complexion and blue eyes had been blown remotely, while standing between two coaches with Israeli tourists. He had been unaware that he was going to die and had the task to put the explosive on one of the buses. The bomb was placed in his backpack.
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