Burgas bombing suspects 370.
(photo credit: Bulgaria Interior Ministry)
Hezbollah’s military wing transferred about $100,000 to one of the two suspects in
last July’s bus bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis and their local
bus driver, a Bulgarian newspaper reported on Friday.
The money was
allegedly wired to help fund the attack in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas
and for intelligence operations in Bulgaria and other countries, wrote AFP,
citing the local daily 24 Hours.
Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry on Thursday
said the two suspects were identified
as 32- year-old Australian citizen Meliad
Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, and 25- year-old Canadian citizen, Hassan
Bulgarian foreign intelligence agencies and international
financial institutions alleged the funds were transferred to the Burgas bombing
suspects’ bank accounts in Australia and Canada, according to the
The two suspects were allegedly recruited while studying in
Beirut in early 2010, and subsequently received military and explosives
training, 24 Hours
While Bulgaria has blamed the Shi’ite
terrorist organization for the bombing in Burgas, Hezbollah denies any
Fueled by concerns over Hezbollah’s activities in Europe, EU
governments – in a reversal of policy – agreed last Monday to put the Lebanese
organization’s armed wing on the EU terrorism blacklist.Benjamin
Weinthal in Berlin and Reuters contributed to this report.