Bomber Suspect Photo Posted by Bulgarian Security (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 07/19/12)
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Bulgarian officials have posted a photo of a suspect they believe was
the suicide bomber who attacked an Israeli tour bus, killing six and
wounding 32 others.
The photo, handed out to media by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry,
shows a young, long-haired Caucasian man wearing a non-descript blue
tee shirt, shorts and sneakers, a baseball cap and a large backpack.
Several other tourists in the photo are similarly garbed, also toting
large backpacks on their backs, but the packs are not quite so large
A combination of still pictures taken from CCTV surveillance camera
and video surveillance footage at Burgas airport showed, however,
that the suspected bomber was similar in appearance to tourists
arriving at the airport, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan
He told reporters Thursday that the suspect in the photographs
appeared on security camera footage near the Israeli tour bus for
nearly an hour before the bombing. The terrorist was allegedly 36
years old, and had arrived in Bulgaria between four to seven days
prior to the attack, according to Reuters.
The bomber was killed along with one Bulgarian national and five
Israeli citizens in the explosion, which gutted the airport in
Burgas, a city near the Black Sea.
Authorities have managed to obtain a DNA sample from the suspected
bomber´s fingers, Tsvetanov said, and have been attempting to obtain
an identification together with the FBI and CIA.
Three people were critically wounded, and were flown to a hospital in
Sofia. Another 32 Israelis were also injured, and were flown back to
According to a Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics who was interviewed
on Army Radio earlier in the day, some of the injured sat for hours
without treatment in the Bulgarian airport, refusing to allow anyone
to touch them until an Israeli medical team arrived.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2011 07/19/12)
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