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Bulgaria: Hezbollah bomb kills six

July 21, 2012

A senior United States official has confirmed Israel’s assertions that the suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in an attack on Wednesday was a member of a Hezbollah cell operating in Bulgaria.

As the bodies of the victims were flown home to Tel Aviv, the official said the US intelligence assessment is the bomber was ”acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets when the opportunity presented itself. That guidance was given to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, by its primary sponsor, Iran, he said.

SMH

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