Bulgarian Prosecutors Extend Deadline for Investigation of 2012 Burgas Bus Bombing

Crime | July 19, 2015, Sunday // 16:42|  views

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The deadline for the completion of the investigation of the 2012 Burgas bus bombing has been extended to August 25, according to a media statement of the Burgas District Prosecutor’s Office.

On July 18, 2013 a suicide bomber, a 24-year-old Lebanese-born man with dual French-Lebanese citizenship, Mohamad Hassan El-Husseini, blew himself up on a passenger bus full of tourists at the Burgas Airport.

The explosion killed 7, including 5 Israeli nationals, the Bulgarian bus driver, Mustafa Kiosov, and the suicide bomber.
The military wing of Hezbollah was blamed for the terror attack.

Two accomplices of the suicide bomber were identified, Meliad Farah, 32, an Australian citizen, and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, 25, who has Canadian citizenship.

The authorities have not managed to find the two accomplices.

The search for the suspects continues on an international scale, including with the help of Interpol.

A commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terror attack will be held on Monday at the Burgas Airport.

The commemoration ceremony, which will be held amid enhanced security measures, will be attended by Israel’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Shaul Kamisa-Raz, and the relatives of the victims.

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Tags: Israeli Ambassador, Shaul Kamisa-Raz, Hezbollah, Israeli tourists, Burgas airport, terror attack, Burgas bus bombing, suicide bomber


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