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This image taken from CCTV provided by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry Thursday July 19, 2012 who claim it shows the unidentified bomber, center, with long hair and wearing a baseball cap, at Burgas Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. AP Photo

This image taken from CCTV provided by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry Thursday July 19, 2012 who claim it shows the unidentified bomber, center, with long hair and wearing a baseball cap, at Burgas Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. AP Photo

Turkey has no information about whether a suspected suicide bomber who killed himself and seven others in Bulgaria crossed into the country through Turkey. 

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu made the statement during a conference at Şehir University in Istanbul today. 


A suicide bomber suspected of killing himself and seven others – at lease five of them Israelis – in an attack yesterday in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas may have come from Turkey, according to the former head of Israel's counterterrorism bureau.

Nitzan Nuriel said the bomber may have been chosen from Bulgaria's Muslim community or may have crossed over from Turkey, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“They could have relied on the local Muslim community or [the attacker could have] crossed into Bulgaria from Turkey. It is quite easy," Nuriel was quoted as saying.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said Iranian-backed Hezbollah was behind the killing, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also accused Tehran of carrying out the killing.

 

July/19/2012

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Blue Dotterel

7/19/2012 11:47:20 PM

Rich - nonsense, collateral damage is common in state terrorist attacks. The US is most infamous for them in their drone program. In any case, this "attack" may not be what it seems. The bus may not have been the target, but the vehicle that was carrying the bomb to its actual target when it exploded prematurely. The suspect was a caucasian carrying a false American passport issued in Michigan. Who is famous for using fake passports of allies - Mossad.

Diren Sesel

7/19/2012 10:22:50 PM

Isreal said it was Iran behind the attacks, now they are trying to say it may of been a Turk.

Chris Tahos

7/19/2012 8:53:37 PM

Killing of innocent tourists must be strongly condemnable no matter of their nationality.This practice is a scouarge which has to be eliminated by all means.People who visit another country for their vacation, must never be seen as justified targets.

mistique holland

7/19/2012 8:41:22 PM

@rich bind, why than do you try to put the blame on Turkey in another article at 6:20 PM??? Turkey has never ever used terrorist against other countries...You talk about Palestinian, they have the righ to defend themselves against a nation who steal their land, homes and murder the population. You talk about Iran, but what about Mossad, they are just as bad and murder innocent Iranians. You tal as if beeing a Jew is more worth than beeing a Cristian, Muslim or none believer. We are ALL equal...

rich bind

7/19/2012 6:27:30 PM

When has Israel targeted non-govermental individuals. All countires, including Turkey, at least try to avoid involving civilians when they target terrorists and those that aid them (such as bomb makers, blockcade runners, etc.). Time and again we see Iranian and Palestinian operatives target everything from school buses to women and children to Jewish community centers that have nothing to do with Israel. But I suppose those without morals can justify anything.

Murat

7/19/2012 5:12:14 PM

With so many murders and assasinations under its belt, Israel should not point fingers in all directions.
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