No Slovak citizens were hurt during a suspected terrorist attack in which a bus carrying Israeli tourists exploded at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Slovak Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel said on Wednesday, July 18, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
A group of Slovak tourists was at the arrivals terminal waiting for their luggage when the explosion shook the airport. The bus exploded 20-30 metres from where they stood. The explosion killed at least six people and injured another 32. Approximately 250 Slovak tourists were at the airport at the time, Gandel said.
According to a witness, the explosion took place moments after a man believed to be a suicide bomber boarded the bus. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov stated that the explosion was a terrorist attack targeting Israeli tourists.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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19. Jul 2012 at 10:00