Bulgaria releases photos of suspected accomplices in Bourgas terrorist bomb attack on Israeli tourists

Written by on July 25, 2013 in Bulgaria - No comments
On February 5 2013, Bulgaria announced that its investigation into the July 2012 Bourgas terrorist bombing had established a link to Hezbollah's military wing. Identikits of alleged accomplices were published worldwide and a request sent to Lebanon to hand over the suspects.

Bulgaria has asked the public for assistance regarding two people allegedly linked to the terrorist attack at Sarafovo airport in the Black Sea city of Bourgas in which five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian and the bearer of the bomb died.

The photos were made public by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry on July 25 2013, four days after European Union foreign ministers agreed to include the military wing of Hezbollah on the bloc’s list of terrorist organisations.

In early 2013, Bulgaria announced that the investigation that it led with international co-operation had established that the bombing was the work of people linked to Hezbollah’s military wing.

The alleged suspects being sought at Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, born on November 5 1980, an Australian citizen, and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, born on March 22 1988, a Canadian citizen.

Between June 28 and July 18, they were noted in the areas of Rousse, Varna and Nessebur, Sunny Beach and Ravda, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said.

Investigators suspect that the two checked into hotels and other places of accommodation using false identities: Brian Jeremiah James, Jacques Philippe Martin and Ralph William Rico. They also hired cars using these identities.

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Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein

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Hassan El Hajj Hassan

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Earlier reports said that DNA evidence linked suspected accomplices to the bearer of the bomb.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the nearest office of the Interior Ministry. Anonymity is guaranteed.

Earlier, other photos were released regarding the bearer of the bomb:

The photo image of the Bourgas terrorist suicide bomber distributed via Interpol in 2012. Photo: Bulgarian Interior Ministry

The photo image of the Bourgas terrorist suicide bomber distributed via Interpol in 2012. Photo: Bulgarian Interior Ministry

 

The suicide bomber in Bourgas Airport, as recorded by a security camera.

The suicide bomber in Bourgas Airport, as recorded by a security camera.

 

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