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Explosion At Burgas Airport - Bulgaria  
User currently onlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 868 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5629 times:

According to several reports on Twitter a bus has exploded at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria. It was carrying Israelis.

Does anybody know any more?

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User currently offlineWolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

According to Twitter this is confirned by the mayor of Burgas.

Sounds bad.  


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

Sky News reporting it and other sources are saying there are casualties. I guess we will get more soon .

User currently offlinemotif1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Not much is known yet. The hospitals confirm casualties with an unofficial number of 3 at this point.
An hour before the explosion the Bulgarian president took of from the airport.

One news story says that the bus caught fire and then exploded so it is not neccessary a terrorist act.

I'll try to keep you posted on the developments.

M1



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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

According to Wikipedia. ELAL were due to commence a service to Burgas starting 3rd Aug.
Other operators listed as currently flying into Burgas from Israel are Bulgarian Air Charter and Bulgaria air.

[Edited 2012-07-18 08:52:18]

User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 5):
According to Wikipedia. ELAL were due to commence a service to Burgas starting 3rd Aug.

Not true. Maybe some Sun D'Or charters, but no scheduled El Al flights.

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 5):
Other operators listed as currently flying into Burgas from Israel are Bulgarian Air Charter and Bulgaria air.

Air VIA, Balkan Holidays, Bulgaria Air and Bulgarian Air Charter are all operating flights to and from Tel Aviv during the summer season from both Burgas and Varna.



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User currently offlinemotif1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

It looks like the tourists arrived with Air Via.
According to one article an A320 landed at 4:50PM from Tel Aviv.

The news update that I just read says that the fire affected four more busses.
At this point the radio reports that there are 29 injured but the number of injured as well as the number of fatalities is expected to rise.

According to the Israelis (in Israel) it is a terrorist act. The Bulgarian media does not seem to have an opinion on the origin of the fire/explosion yet.



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User currently offlineavi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

Latest update:
At the moment 7 reported killed (some maybe local) and all flights from Israel to Bulgaria were suspended.

An attack exactly like this one was prevented last week in Limassol airport in Cyprus.

[Edited 2012-07-18 09:41:21]

[Edited 2012-07-18 09:43:43]


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

From the image on this website it looks like the smoke is from the public landside area (Bus Park ?) and not the secure airside area.
http://news.sky.com/story/961928/at-...ree-dead-in-bulgaria-bus-explosion


User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2653 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4552 times:
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Quoting avi (Reply 11):
An attack exactly like this one was prevented last week in Limassol airport in Cyprus.

1. There is no airport in Limassol, there is a port. Cypriot airports are located in Larnaca and Paphos.

2. Has it been confirmed as an attack or are those your speculations?


User currently offlineWolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

That didn't take long...

Quote:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "Iran is responsible for the terror attack in Bulgaria, we will have a strong response against Iranian terror."


User currently offlineplateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

More updates via Twitter:

Article w image: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=141406

Breaking: PM Netanyahu blames Iran for the terror attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria and says "Israel will retaliate fiercely" -Haaretz newspaper

[Edited 2012-07-18 10:28:07]


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User currently offlineavi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 9):
1. There is no airport in Limassol, there is a port. Cypriot airports are located in Larnaca and Paphos.

2. Has it been confirmed as an attack or are those your speculations?

Cyprus authority arrested a Lebanese person in Limassol last week and he admitted (according to Cyprus sources) that he planned an attack against Israelis exactly like that (putting a bomb in a packed bus with Israelis at the airport at a non-secure area). A search in his apartment (or hotel room) supported the allegations against him (he was caught before he tried to execute it). No wild speculations here.



In the past few years we prevented many attacks against Israelis all over the world, mainly in East Europe, Asia and Africa.
In all of them it was Iran / Hezbollah behind it. I don't understand why you are so surprised they are the immediate suspects.

[Edited 2012-07-18 10:53:20]


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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2653 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
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Quoting avi (Reply 13):
Cyprus authority arrested a Lebanese person in Limassol last week and he admitted (according to Cyprus sources) that he planned an attack against Israelis exactly like that (putting a bomb in a packed bus with Israelis at the airport at a non-secure area). A search in his apartment (or hotel room) supported the allegations against him (he was caught before he tried to execute it). No wild speculations here.

My point was that there is no airport in Limassol, I did not question what he did or what he wanted to do.

Quoting avi (Reply 13):
In all of them it was Iran / Hezbollah behind it. I don't understand why you are so surprised they are the immediate suspects.

I am not not surprised at all. I think the world got used to Israel and their usual accusations. However, I would first want to see what caused this before blaming it on Iran.


User currently offlinejfk69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Sad, another place Israelis can't feel safe.

User currently offlinervA340 From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 14):
I am not not surprised at all. I think the world got used to Israel and their usual accusations.
Quoting ju068 (Reply 9):
Has it been confirmed as an attack or are those your speculations?

Believe me, if a bus full of israeli citizens explodes is definetely not a coincidence...doesn´t matter if Iran is behind it, al qaeda, hamas, hizbollah, a common person or a "mysterious fire"...those people where a target, just like they where months ago in Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, Bangkok, New Delhi and cyprus.

greetings!


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7654 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

It's been all over the news here. Purportedly against Israeli tourists, and the Israeli PM is blaming Iran. I wish there would be evidence brought forth about that, though.


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User currently offlineavi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 14):
I did not question what he did or what he wanted to do.
Quoting ju068 (Reply 9):
2. Has it been confirmed as an attack or are those your speculations?

You didn't?



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User currently offlinervA340 From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 18):
It's been all over the news here. Purportedly against Israeli tourists, and the Israeli PM is blaming Iran. I wish there would be evidence brought forth about that, though.

I wonder whats the difference if it was Iran, Hizbolah or Mickey Mouse.. innocent teenagers were targeted and killed today just beacuse someone wanted to... Also today is the aniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks to argentianian jews in buenos aires by iranians in the 90´s... probably thats a reason why some are linkin Iran today.

greetings


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7654 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting rvA340 (Reply 20):
I wonder whats the difference if it was Iran, Hizbolah or Mickey Mouse.. innocent teenagers were targeted and killed today just beacuse someone wanted to... Also today is the aniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks to argentianian jews in buenos aires by iranians in the 90´s... probably thats a reason why some are linkin Iran today.

That does make sense. In my honest opinion, if Israel really wanted to do something about this, why not just completely retaliate by doing something similar?

Not to stray this off-topic (maybe mods move this to non-av?)



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting avi (Reply 7):
in Limassol airport in Cyprus

----

Quoting avi (Reply 13):
No wild speculations here.

--
He did not speculate about the story, but simply stated that there is no airport in Limassol
No speculation but simple realitiy is that Limassol is served by Larnaca Airport

Quoting jfk69 (Reply 15):
Sad, another place Israelis can't feel safe

-
While it is undeniable that Israelis are more threatened than others, by your
criteria, there is no place on earth where you can feel safe. Such things
can happen everywhere, and terrorists on intent chose places where they
are not expected

Quoting avi (Reply 13):
In all of them it was Iran / Hezbollah behind it. I don't understand why you are so surprised they are the immediate suspects.

A bet you most likely will win. But nevertheless a bit too early. It may have been a local "franchisee" of el-Qaeda


User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2653 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
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Quoting avi (Reply 19):
You didn't?

No, I did not. I was pointing out that there is no airport in Limassol since it was wrongly stated in your post.



Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 22):
He did not speculate about the story, but simply stated that there is no airport in Limassol

Thank you for pointing that out.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 22):
No speculation but simple realitiy is that Limassol is served by Larnaca Airport

Well, Limassol is located halfway between Larnaca and Paphos airport so they could have travelled from either one.

[Edited 2012-07-18 13:03:39 by srbmod]

User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Interesting that Netanyahu has come out immediately to accuse Iran, while the Israeli Foreign Ministry has released this statement: "We don't know if it was a terror attack. We do know it was an explosion."

[Edited 2012-07-18 13:22:56 by srbmod]


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User currently onlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 23):
It's quite likely that Iran are somehow involved in this, in one way or another, although throwing accusations around five hours after the attack does seem like a knee jerk reaction

Not if secret agencies around the world have already a lead and evidence, being it a moneytrail, intercepted email etc.. Maybe they were just a few minutes too late.

[Edited 2012-07-18 13:23:11 by srbmod]

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Flying to Burgas soon.. Will be 'interesting' how it affects us.. Probably not at all.

25 azstar : What's lost in all these posts is that these were young teenagers on holiday just trying to have a good time, like people everywhere. The tragedy is t
26 Ps76 : Hi! I don't really have anything political to say but to offer my condolances. It is sad when young people and children die no matter from what countr
27 Quokkas : This is indeed sad: innocent lives lost. This can not be justified by any means. Such cowardly actions deserve nothing but condemnation. But if Iran i
28 aerorobnz : Netanyahu and the Israeli Government? It does give them a justification for retaliation against Iran that they didn't previously have.. I'm not into
29 Ps76 : Hi! Yes if I was a bunch of Israelis travelling round in a group I would feel quite unsafe and try to keep my head down as much as possible. I would a
30 Post contains images TheCommodore : It may be in retaliation for the Mosad assassinations of Darioush Rezaeinejad, Majid Shahriari, Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, and Masoud Alimohammadi, all w
31 MD11Engineer : One possibility I see is to start a war between Israel and some neighbouring Arab country to detract of the current revolution in Syria. The current
32 Post contains links TheCommodore : Sitting still and on the sidelines, may no longer be the case if you believe this article MD11Engineer, they might just be about to play ball !! But
33 Post contains links MadameConcorde : It's always awful to hear about suicide bombings, be it on airplanes, busses or any other transport, or the streets even. RIP victims. Now... how can
34 Post contains links seansasLCY : They are now saying that the bomber was a Swedish national who had been held at Guantanamo bay. http://www.timesofisrael.com/bulgari...-killed-israeli
35 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : I like looking at the source so I went looking for bulgarian newspapers on line and used an on line translator to find out what it says. The informati
36 Mudboy : War is one thing and should always be the last result and having served in Iraq in Afghan, it has changed the way I think, But there will never be a j
37 RussianJet : Very well said, that man.
38 AirPacific747 : I was supposed to do a flight to Burgas today, but the flight got cancelled.. I presume due to that terrorist attack. The airport was closed for a few
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