Posted 19.07.2012 06:28:30 UTC
Updated 19.07.2012 09:09:24 UTC
An explosion has occurred on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at the airport in Bourgas in Bulgaria.
Eight people were killed in the attack and 30 others injured.
The Bulgarian Interior Ministry suspects that a person carrying a false American passport carried out the attack.
According to what Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said, officials now have the CCTV camera footage showing the suspect while getting on the bus at Bourgas airport and DNA tests are being done to identify the suspect.
All possibilities are being evaluated to understand how the suicide bombing was perpetrated. First it was thought the bomb was placed in the trunk of the bus but examination of the bodies strengthened the possibility of the attack having been launched by a suicide bomber.
Bulgaria has arranged a plane for 100 Israeli tourists who wanted to cut their holiday short and return home upon the bombing incident.
Israel contends that Iran was behind the attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran had earlier done the same thing trying to kill Israeli citizens in Thailand, India, Georgia and Kenya, stressing that the strongest response was going to be given to Iranian terror.
Commentaries on Iranian television channels qualified Netanyahu's statement ridiculous and geared to sensationalize the international community.
Israel has dispatched a grop of doctors to Bulgaria following the incident. Teams of investigators have also arrived in Bulgaria accompanied by experts from the CIA and FBI .