A terrorist attack on a Black Sea resort in Bulgaria in July 2012 has been definitively linked to the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah. A homicide bomber approached a bus in the resort of Burgas donated his device. Five Israelis and the driver of the bus were killed along with 30 injured.
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said the results of the six-month investigation showed the attack was carried out by members of Hezbollah carrying Australian and Canadian passports.
“There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects,” Tsvetanov said. The men had lived in Lebanon from 2006 and 2010 according to the AFP news agency.
Bulgaria had been very quiet about the investigation and the results of the attack. The only confirmed information from the scene was that it was likely a homicide bomber as the killer’s head was found on the scene. However, there has been a report the bomb could have been remote-controlled or was detonated accidentally before the bomber entered the bus.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the investigation shows that Hezbollah and Iran are working together.
“[The countries are] waging a global terror campaign across borders and continents,” Netanyahu said. He urged European countries to see the true nature of the terrorist organization.