Bulgaria Charges Two for Bus Bomb That Killed Israeli Tourists

Bulgarian prosecutors charged two men in absentia with terrorism for helping prepare the 2012 bombing of a tourist bus that killed five Israelis and their driver at the Burgas airport on the Black Sea.

Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, Australian and Canadian nationals, respectively, who both also hold Lebanese citizenship, face as long as life in prison for helping suicide bomber Mohamad Hassan El Husseini, the Burgas prosecution said in an e-mailed statement on Monday. The blast injured many of the other 38 people on the bus.

Both of them have been declared wanted through Interpol, according to the prosecution. Bulgarian authorities have linked them to Hezbollah, which the U.S. and Israel have designated as a terrorist group.

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