Bulgaria Releases Video of Suspected Suicide Bomber

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bulgaria have released video footage of a man they suspect carried out Wednesday's deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists.

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Thursday that the suspected bomber, wearing shorts and carrying a backpack, looked like any other tourist. While the suspect has not been identified, Tsvetanov said he was carrying a fake driver's license from the northern U.S. state of Michigan.

The attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas killed seven people — five Israelis, a local bus driver and the suspected bomber. The blast wounded more than 30 others.

No one has claimed responsibility, but Israeli officials have blamed the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah. Tehran has denied the allegations.

The United Nations Security Council issued a statement Thursday condemning the attack “in the strongest terms.”

Council members also reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism.

Investigators have the suspect's fingerprints and are testing his remains for DNA.

The bodies of five Israelis were flown back to Israel Thursday.