Update: Terror Attack in Bulgaria - Bus with Israeli Tourists bombed, 7 dead, 20 wounded
Breaking: Reports are coming in from Bulgaria that a bus with Israeli tourists has been blown up in the city of Burgas, Bulgaria.
According to details from initial reports, the bus was driving tourists to Sarafovo Airport in Burgas, a popular destination for Israeli tourists, and exploded when inside the airport terminal.
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Reports from Bulgaria: Seven Casualties in Explosion on Israeli Tour Bus
According to the police, more than 20 wounded have been transferred to hospitals in the area. The scene of the attack has been sealed off, and emergency crews have been called to the scene. Israel’s Magen David Adom service has begun preparing to send a private aircraft in order to assist with treating the casualties.
Initial assessments point to a suicide bomber who successfully boarded the bus that was meant to bring the Israeli tourists to their hotels in the area. It is unclear how the Bulgarian driver permitted the terrorist to board the bus. However, immediately after boarding it, the terrorist detonated the explosive belt or charge that he was carrying
Responding to the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that “all the signs point to Iran. We have seen Iran’s attempts to harm Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and more in the past months alone. The murderous Iranian terrorism continues to harm innocent people. This is an Iranian terror attack that is spreading throughout the whole world. Israel will respond to the Iranian terror strongly.” Netanyahu also conveyed condolences to the families of the casualties and wished the wounded a swift recovery..
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