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  2/9/2013, Shevat 29, 5773

Bulgaria Asks Israel for Help with Investigation

Bulgaria has asked Israel, Australia, Canada and Lebanon for help investigating last year's bus bombing that killed six people, officials from its interior ministry said.

"The investigation is entering a new stage: collect direct evidence on the perpetrators of the attack," a top ministry official, Kalin Gueorguiev, said Saturday, AFP reported.

"Requests regarding the criminal investigation have been sent to several countries including Canada, Australia and Israel," he told private Nova television.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said on Friday that a request had also been sent to Lebanon, where the bomber's two suspected accomplices live.