Syrian Refugee Assaulted in Bulgarian Capital

Crime | November 5, 2013, Tuesday // 08:26|  views

Police in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are searching for two men who attacked a refugee late Monday evening.

A seventeen–year-old Syrian refugee has been attacked with a knife in Voenna Rampa (Military Ramp) district in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

The press office of the Interior Ministry reports the call for the incident was placed shortly before 10 pm Monday evening. The young man has non-life threatening wounds and was admitted in the "Pirogov" emergency hospital.

The incident occurred 50 meters away from the refugee shelter in "Military Ramp." According to eyewitnesses, two men, who spoke Bulgarian, stopped their car while the young refugee was walking back to the shelter and attacked him.

The police are investigating and searching for the perpetrators. The motives for the attack remain unclear.

Nova TV reports that the mother of the young Syrian is also accommodated at the shelter.

Speaking live on bTV Tuesday morning, the Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov, said the victim was beaten with fists and kicks, but was not stabbed and had only a "cut."

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Tags: Shelter, attack, Military Ramp, Voenna Rampa, Syrian, refugee, sofia, police, interior ministry, Chief Secretary, Svetlozar Lazarov


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