Update 2: Israel blames Iran for deadly bus explosion targeting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising a strong reaction after an attack on Israeli tourists that he says was carried out by Iran.
A bus carrying mostly Israeli youth in a Bulgaria exploded near an airport Wednesday, killing 7 people and wounding at least 30 others, local police and hospital officials say. Witnesses told Israeli media that the huge blast occurred soon after someone boarded the vehicle.
A Bulgarian news agency is also reporting that two pregnant women and an 11-year-old Israeli girl are among the wounded.
Update: Two buses blown up.
Bus with 40 Israeli tourists was bombed the airport of Burgas in 17.30.Following the blast had set fire to two buses with tourists.
Interior Ministry official said that it was a blast. Three passengers were killed. At the hospital in Burgas adopted 18 Israeli tourists. Yet arrived, announced the hospital.
The bomb was in the trunk of a white bus with registration Plovdiv, which have started to Sunny Beach, announced besove.bg source from the airport. This information was confirmed by the Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov. According to the website of the airport in Burgas plane “Air Via” from Tel Aviv landed at 16.50 hours, indicating bTV.
Blast was ignited two adjacent buses that were also in the terminal “Arrivals”.
Specify the number of victims – according to initial information from the police they are at least three. Dozens were injured.
The flames are huge, currently three fire extinguish and seven ambulances displayed charred people.
The prime minister heads to Bourgas with Tsvetanov and the Secretary of Interior Kalin Georgiev, cited the government’s press office. Airport authorities refused official comment. The airport has been closed and all flights were redirected to Varna.
Hour earlier than Sarafovo airport of departure, President Rosen Plevneliev.
Israeli tourist bus exploded at the airport in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, Israeli media “Channel 10″.