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  Tevet 25, 5773 , 07/01/13

Bulgarian Investigator Removed from Burgas Bombing Case

Bulgarian officials have removed a senior investigator from a probe into a tourist bus bomb attack that killed five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver, after she revealed sensitive information to the media, according to Agence France Presse, which cited a report by the BTA news agency on Monday. Stanelia Karadzhova, head of the regional investigation unit in Burgas, where last July's attack took place, had released details of the investigation in a January 3 interview without clearing it with the supervising prosecutor, BTA reported, citing a statement from the prosecutors' office.

While Bulgaria's interior ministry has not officially refuted the information, the ministry's chief of staff Kalin Georgiev warned that any comments on the investigation at this stage were "dangerous". Almost six months after the July 18 attack, the government in Sofia is struggling to identify the actual bomber, despite having his DNA, fingerprints and a computer-generated portrait.

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