Bulgarian authorities carried out a reenactment Friday of the Burgas terror attack which killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver in July.
hope to learn further details of the terror attack by blowing up a bus
filled with dummies, the Sofia News Agency reported. The reenactment was carried out in conjunction with Europol.
reenactment, taking place near Ihtiman, Bulgaria, hopes to uncover where
the explosives were located on the bus and when they were detonated.
Bulgaria revealed in February
that their probe into the bombing had found that operatives of
Hezbollah's military wing were assumed to be behind the terror attack.
Bulgaria implicated Hezbollah in the attack, they are yet to identify
the actual bomber or make an arrest of two accomplices in the case.
Israel and the US, as well as Canada and the Netherlands, have pushed the European Union to designate Hezbollah
a terrorist organization in the aftermath of the attack on European
soil, but the EU has been reluctant to do so pending further evidence
that Hezbollah perpetrated the attack.
Bulgarian authorities released new evidence earlier this month about the amount of explosives used in the bombing .
According to Bulgarian media reports, the bomb contained three kg. of TNT explosives.
final details such as the exact position of the bomber at the time of
the explosion will be established by the reenactment scheduled for April
26 at the Ihtiman training ground, when two buses with dummies as
passengers will be blown up,” the Sofia News Agency reported.
bomber attempted to put the explosives in the bus luggage compartment,
while others say he stood near the door,” the news agency added from
Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry’s Technical Operations Directorate conducted the bombing exercise.
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Benjamin Weinthal contributed to this report.