Bulgaria’s police released a video of the alleged suicide bomber
July 19, 2012
The Bulgarian authorities released a video where a young man was identified as the suicide bomber who caused the attack in the city of Burgas, east of the country, which left eight Israelis dead and 32 wounded.
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said, “We have established that there was a person who was suicidal. This person had a false driving license from the U.S. state of Michigan.”
He added: “It seemed like any other normal person with shorts and a backpack.”
The official explained that fingerprints were taken from the suspect and was recorded with the database of the country, and admitted that security forces received no warning about a possible attack.
Meanwhile, Iran blamed Israel for the attack and said it will respond. “We are drawing the picture of the situation at the level of intelligence. Then, we will decide the diplomatic and operational responses, including a protest to the Security Council of the UN,” Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said.
“Only in the last two months we have seen attempts by Iran to harm Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and elsewhere,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
The attack occurred in a bus that was parked at the airport of Bulgas city, where a contingent of Israelis arrived on a charter flight from Tel Aviv.