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Israel: Bus blast in Bulgaria caused by bomb

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Posted: Jul 18, 2012 3:57 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 3:57 PM
Source: Associated Press

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SOFIA, Bulgaria - Israel's Foreign Minister says the deadly bus explosion in Bulgaria that has killed at least six people was caused by a bomb placed on the vehicle.

Avigdor Lieberman says he was briefed by his Bulgarian counterpart Wednesday evening. He said seven people died, but Bulgarian authorities have placed the death toll at six.

At least 32 people were wounded in the blast, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called "an Iranian terror attack."

The bus was in a parking lot at the local airport, where the Israeli tourists had apparently just landed. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman says the tourists were apparently boarding the buses to go to their hotels when the blast took place.

Netanyahu noted that the attack followed similar attacks or attempts in India, Georgia, Thailand, Kenya and Cyprus in recent months. And he said that once again, "all signs point to Iran," though he offered no evidence to back up the claim.

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