Bulgaria seeks extradition from Lebanon of 2 Hezbollah bus bomb terrorists

Bulgaria’s Chief prosecutor: 3rd Bombing suspect in the terror attack on an Israeli tour bus to Burgas has been officially identified, but not publicly revealed.

 

 

Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor  Sotir Tsatsarov said on Friday that the authorities transferred the investigation of the terror attack on an Israeli bus to Burgas; the  Black Sea resort which was the location of the 2012 attack resulting in the deaths of five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver.

Israeli ZAKA emergency rescue team examining the remains of the bus at the scene of the Hezbollah terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria. – Photo: JTA

Israeli ZAKA emergency rescue team examining the remains of the bus at the scene of the Hezbollah terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria. – Photo: JTA

Tsatsarov said again on Friday the identity of the third suspect—the alleged bomber who died during the terrorist attack on Israelis tourists— has been identified, but not revealed.  In February, Tsatsarov said the authorities identified a third suspect.

Bulgaria’s government says two Hezbollah members are wanted as suspects for the attack. Both Hezbollah members are in Lebanon and have been identified. Bulgaria has filed extradition requests to the Lebanese government.

According to Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), Tsatsarov declined to disclose more specifics about the identity of the third individual. The prosecutor could not say when the indictment would be field. The court case was slated for February or early March but has been delayed because of the processing of new evidence. According to the Sofia News Agency report, which appears to be based on the BNR,”Tsatsarov explained that a lot of effort went to processing data supplied by partnering investigative services and through mechanisms for international legal assistance.”

A spokeswoman for Israel’s embassy in Sofia told the Jerusalem Post in February, “The Israeli embassy welcomes everybody who has given information about the identity of the involved terrorists in the attack in Burgas. The exposure of the information by the chief prosecutor of Bulgaria only indicates the determination of the investigation into the terrorists attacks in Burgas.

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/International/Bulgaria-transfers-2012-bus-bomb-terror-case-to-Burgas-amid-new-evidence-347593

 

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