Bourgas Bombers: Bulgaria charges terrorists

Prosecutors in Bulgaria have brought terrorism charges against two men for the bombing at Burgas airport, which happened exactly four years ago, to the day. Hassan El Hajj Hassan and Meliad Farah were accused of detonating a bomb carried by suicide bomber Mohamas Hassan El Husseini. The explosion in Burgas killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian bus driver. Many people were injured.

According to Bloomberg and other new sources in and outside Bulgaria, the terrorists, who were charged in absence, are citizens of Lebanon and Canada. They will be tried in absentia and face life in prison if found guilty.

The Israeli and Bulgarian governments have accused the terrorist organization Hezbollah of being behind the attack.



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