UNWTO condemns bomb attack
MADRID, 20 July 2012: UNWTO said it was deeply shocked by the bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria and condemned the act in the strongest possible terms.
“We strongly condemn this horrific attack that has killed and injured Israeli tourists in Bulgaria,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
“On behalf of UNWTO and the international tourism community, I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. I also wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”
The explosion occurred at the airport of the Black Sea resort town of Burgas.
The bus was loaded with Israeli tourists who had just arrived on a charter flight from Tel Aviv.
The latest reports blame a male suicide bomber with fake US documents. However, Israeli authorities believe the incident was instigated by Iran citing various attacks on its citizens, worldwide, since January this year.