Bulgaria releases ID of 2 suspects in Burgas terrorist bombing


The Sofia report into the Hezbollah suicide bombing that killed 5 Israelis & a local, names a Canadian & an Australian citizen as prime suspects.




The Bulgarian authorities have released the names of two people believed to be involved in the Burgas bus bomb terrorist attack last year that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver according to the Bulgarian news agency Focus.

Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who are suspected of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing.

Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who are suspected of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing. – Photo: Bulgaria Interior Ministry

The two were identified as 32-year-old Australian citizen Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, and 25-year old Canadian Citizen Hassan El Hajj

In the days around the attack, the suspects had been noticed in Ruse, Varna and Nesebar, the Sunny Beach resort, and in the village of Ravda, according to the report.

The Bulgarian authorities were asking the public for cooperation.

The Bulgarian authorities suspect that the two men registered at hotels and rented cars in the area near Burgas under false names.


Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev said last week that his country has received additional evidence implicating Hezbollah in the Burgas bombing

European Union governments agreed Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU terrorism blacklist in a reversal of past policy fuelled by concerns over the Lebanese militant movement’s activities in Europe.

Britain and the Netherlands have pressed EU peers since May to put the Shi’ite Muslim group’s military wing on the bloc’s terrorism list, citing evidence it was behind the bus bombing.


View original Jerusalem Post publications at: http://www.jpost.com/International/Bulgaria-names-2-suspects-in-Burgas-bus-bombing-321017

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