The Israeli Prime Minister claims Iran is behind the Bulgarian airport bus bombing which, according to Haaretz daily, killed at least seven Israeli citizens and injured dozens more.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that ”Iran is responsible for the terror attack in Bulgaria, we will have a strong response against Iranian terror.” Defense Minister Ehud Barak also said Iran, Hezbollah or Hamas could be behind the attack.
Hezbollah, however, has denied any involvement in the deadly blast. A representative of the organization told Lebanese daily An-Nashra that Israeli accusations are ”laughable”.
“Our movement does not fight against tourists”, said the Hezbollah member.
An eyewitness said that one of the buses carrying the Israelis across terminals in the airport blew up. Two other buses subsequently caught on fire. Ten fire trucks are fighting the blaze.
According to reports from the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, 32 people have been hospitalized, some of them in critical condition. The country’s president, vice president and minister of interior affairs have arrived at the site.