Daily Israel Report

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror

A Muslim terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the murder of five Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 7/21/2012, 9:41 PM

Scene of Burgas attack
Scene of Burgas attack
Reuters

The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman.

The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.

The email also reportedly bragged that the entire month of Ramadan will be a month of “holy war” and violence. “This is a month of war against the Jews and their American helpers, the enemies of Allah,” it stated.

The missive went on to term the victims of the Burgas attack as “Jewish tourists, who rape the holy lands.”

Qa’adat el-Jihad terrorists wrote that they will continue to target Israeli and American targets “until they are expelled from the lands of Islam.”

Investigators have collected DNA from the fingers of the terrorist who blew up the bus in Burgas. However, he has not yet been identified.

Bulgarian police have publicized a composite sketch of the terrorist, and are asking the public’s help in identifying him. Police are also searching for a second suspect.