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  1/8/2012, Tevet 13, 5772

Bulgarian Threat Thwarted


It was disclosed, Sunday evening, that Bulgarian security services prevented an attack against Israeli tourists in the capital, Sofia. According to reports, the Bulgarians succeeded, last week, in locating suspicious suitcases that apparently had explosive hidden inside, that terrorists intended to place on board buses carrying Israelis to resorts.

Israel is checking if there is any connection between the attempt and a European terror cell operated by Hizbullah, and if the timing of the attack is tied to the approaching anniversary of the elimination of senior Hizbullah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh. With that, the Bulgarian defense minister has assigned a company of soldiers to the ski resort where the Israelis are staying.

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