Bulgaria: Burgas bombing planned abroad

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August 4, 2012 18:35

 
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The Burgas terror attack that killed seven people including the bomber in July was planned abroad, but the bomb itself was probably assembled in country, according to a Bulgarian official, AFP reported Saturday.

"I can definitely say that the attack was plotted, prepared and implemented by people who are very far away from Bulgaria," Ministry Chief of Staff Kalin Georgiev told Bulgaria's 24 Hours newspaper, according to AFP.

"We also cannot talk about so-called homegrown terrorism. The people who prepared the attack did not use local criminal infrastructures for logistic support," he said, adding, "They come, act and leave."

However, Georgiev said, the device was likely assembled nearby. "There is nothing specific about its make. Our experts estimate that it was assembled somewhere close as no one would risk carrying an activated improvised explosive device (IED)," he said.

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