Iran blamed after seven killed in bomb attack on Israeli bus in Bulgaria

Iran has been blamed for a terrorist attack on an Israeli tourist coach in Bulgaria that killed up to seven people at Burgas airport on Wednesday.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said Tehran was behind the attack near the popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach and warned of retaliatory measures targeting Iran.

“All the signs lead to Iran. Israel will respond forcefully to Iranian terror,” he said.

Three buses caught fire after an explosion at around 5.30pm local time ripped through a coach carrying 44 Israeli tourists, including many teenagers, who had just landed on a flight from Tel Aviv. Over 30 people were also injured in the attack.

The blast was confirmed as a terrorist attack linked to the 18th anniversary of Iran’s bombing of a Jewish community centre in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.

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