Bus explosion targets Israeli tourists in Bulgaria
A bus carrying mostly Israeli youth in a Bulgaria exploded near an airport Wednesday, killing 7 people, according to local media reports, and wounding at least 20, police say. Witnesses told Israeli media that the huge blast occurred soon after someone boarded the vehicle.
The incident took place in the Black Sea resort city of Burgas, some 250 miles east of the capital, Sofia. Images shown on Israeli media showed smoke billowing from the scene.
Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov told Haaretz that explosives were placed in the back of the bus.
The attack comes on the anniversary of a 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that killed 85 people. Just this morning, relatives of the victims implored the Argentine government to pressure Iran to turn over seven suspects accused in that attack.
Bulgaria, an eastern European nation, is a popular tourist destination for Israelis.
Although it was not yet certain what caused the blast, Israeli tourists have been targeted in attacks before before, namely in India, Thailand and Azerbaijan. Israel foe Iran is suspected of being behind these assaults
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