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Bulgaria bus explosion kills at least 8

07-19-2012 16:08 BJT

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A bus carrying Israeli youth has exploded at a Bulgarian resort, killing at least eight and wounding more than two dozen.

An explosion ripped through the bus minutes after the passengers arrived. The Israeli Foreign Ministry says eight people have been killed. And a total 32 people have been taken to the hospital with injuries. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Israel is pointing the finger at Iran.

Israeli defense minster Ehud Barak said, "This is clearly a terrorist attack initiated most likely by Hezbollah, Hamas, Jihad or any other group under the terrorist auspices of either Iran or another radical Muslim groups."

The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks targeting Israelis and Jews overseas. Bulgaria is a popular tourist destination for Israeli tourists, but security is always a big concern.

Barak said, "We are in a continued fight against them, we are determined to identify who sent them who executed it, and to settle the account. In the mean time we are determined not to stop living normally and have Israelis visiting under certain precautions practically any place that they can make tourism too."

The bombing also coincided with the 18th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina that killed 85. Iran has denied involvement in all past attacks as well as this latest bombing.

bus carrying Israeli youth has exploded at a Bulgarian resort, killing at least eight and wounding more than two dozen.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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