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An explosion has struck a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, on the Black Sea, Bulgarian officials say.
All designed to show the israelis that the fears instilled in them by their government are well founded and that they really should hate the rest of the world as a threat.
Blast hits Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria
Several theories exist concerning Mehmet Ali Ağca's assassination attempt. One, strongly advocated since the early 1980s by Michael Ledeen among others, is that the assassination attempt had originated from Moscow and that the KGB had instructed the Bulgarian and East German secret services to carry out the mission. The Bulgarian Secret Service was allegedly instructed by the KGB to assassinate the Pope because of his support of Poland's Solidarity movement, seeing it as one of the most significant threats to Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe.
SOFIA (Reuters) - An explosion in a bus carrying Israeli tourists which killed at least four and injured dozens at the Bulgarian airport of Burgas was a deliberate attack, national radio BNR quoted Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov as saying.
The police were investigating two possible causes of the blast - that an explosive device was put in the bus before the tourists boarded or that the explosives were in the tourists' luggage, the radio quoted Tsvetanov as saying.
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Louise Ireland)