Early-morning bomb blast at Sofia pop-folk club

An explosive device estimated to have been the equivalent of 200 grams of TNT detonated outside the Kosharite folk club in the Lozenets residential area of Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia on August 16 2012.

No one was injured in the explosion, which took place shortly before 4.30am. An Interior Ministry statement said that police investigations were continuing.

The venue, at the corner of Nikola Vaptsarov and Kozyak streets, is owned by Konstantin “Koko” Dinev, a 42-year-old former owner of Lokomotiv Plovdiv football club, said to have been associated in his earlier career with the VIS-1 business group. Dinev has been prominent in promoting the careers of a number of Bulgaria’s pop-folk singers.

Local media quoted police sources as saying that the early-morning explosion was an attempt at intimidation.

(Photo: Sigurd Decroos/sxc.hu)




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