Terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria
At least three Israelis were killed and 20 others injured Wednesday in a terror attack an Israeli tourists' bus traveling in Burgas, Bulgaria.This is all the info that's available so far, but already it's clear that what did happen is abominable.
Bulgarian media reported of that the explosion took place while the bus was still in the terminal of Sarafovo Airport in the city.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has set up a special team in its situation room to monitor the events.
“An explosion occurred in a passenger’s bus with Israeli citizens at the Burgas Airport,” Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikoliv confirmed to a local radio station. Bulgarian security forces and emergency medical teams have blocked off the area.
Burgas is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and a favorite summer destination for Israeli tourists.
Update: there's more info available now on Yahoo News:
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.Yes, it wouldn't surprise me if they had any connection to this monstrosity.
Here's more from the Jerusalem Post.
Update 2: seven people dead. The prime minister's vowed a forceful response.