Official: Six dead, 30 injured in explosion on Israeli tourist bus
Smoke rises over Bulgaria's Burgas Airport on Wednesday after an explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists.
July 18th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Official: Six dead, 30 injured in explosion on Israeli tourist bus

[Updated at 2:24 p.m. ET] Six people were killed and 30 injured in an explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport, Vania Valkova, director of the Bulgarian interior ministry press office, said Wednesday.

She said Bulgaria's interior minister was considering all scenarios, including a terror attack.

[Posted at 11:45 a.m. ET] At least three people were killed in an explosion on a bus outside Burgas airport in Bulgaria, an interior ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The Israeli foreign ministry said that the explosion occurred on a bus carrying Israeli tourists from the airport on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast and that there were a number of casualties.

It is not clear whether the explosion was the result of an attack, the foreign ministry said.

Vania Valkova, director of the Bulgarian interior ministry press office, was not able to confirm the nationalities of those killed.

The tourists' plane landed in Bulgaria at 5 p.m., the Israeli foreign ministry said. Valkova said the bus was in the parking zone when the blast occurred.

Israel's Channel 10 station reported that there had been a combined attack of gunfire and explosives outside Burgas airport.

Guy Ailer of Israel, who said he was on a nearby bus, told Channel 10 he saw bodies and injured people at the scene after the explosion.

- CNN's Stephanie Halasz and Jennifer Deaton contributed to this report.

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  1. saeed

    im laughing the jews got blown high up into the sky this is what happends when ure bankcrupt just 3 days ago some stupid jew fried him self with gasoline he said that he was bankcrupt.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gabe

      You make me sick Saeed.

      July 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      These comments are rediculous! CNN lets people spew hate but I can't comment on what Obama is doing to our country... Duh!

      July 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • PR1958

      keep laughing saeed as your people keep ducking from the predator missiles falling all around you. You'll get yours soon enough

      July 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Was wondering when Obama would be brought up.
      Now I have to wonder no longer.

      July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Saleem

    Sorry for the loss of inncoent people, where ever it is. May they rest in peace.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wazhai

    Local media reported just now that there are 4 casualties and 20 seriously injured so far.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baggs

      >Local media reported just now that there are 4 casualties and 20 seriously injured so far.<

      Then wouldn't that mean there were 20 casualties, and not 4?

      July 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marlee

      The semantics game? Really? Did you not understand his post, otherwise?

      July 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      Baggs, casualties means dead, b but we can hot they dont pull thru.

      July 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Mickey1313, did I read that wrong?
      Did you say you hope they *don't* pull through??

      July 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. She said

    There's a new advertising about bulgarian beach open air partyes – Welcome to Bulgaria, where we can explode in the nightlife! Explore amazing earthquake and stunning nights 😀

    July 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 4THREICH

    just like motorcycles explode, buses explode all the time...just happens...teaches em to go out of their confinement...

    July 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana Marni

      very sad you are, that you like hate. you will never do nice in your life., you use your life for bad.

      July 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bulgarian

    All this about the GNG in Bulgaria is far away from the trouth!

    As far the information in bulgarian media about the number of the victims is between 3 and 30 ...

    July 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ali

    Though the full detailes are not yet clear, the big image is quite abvious by now for any logic mind;
    A revenge terrorost attack against Israeli civilian target on european land, led by Hezbollah (backed by Iran).

    no. It is not too early to jump to comclusion. anyone up for taking bets?

    July 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 4THREICH

    3, is that all...

    July 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pumpey

    As long as living creature exist, humans and animals alike, there would never be peace in the WORLD.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Gforce

    I live In Varna, Bulgaria. This has an israelian background. Things like this never occur here except under Bulgarians themselves. Never against tourists. It is very safe here. Latest report: 7 dead. Many injured.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. takethatjews

    ITS OVER! THE JEWS ARE FINISHED PLZ GO JUDEN FROM OUR LAND

    July 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • israel

      what ? it over ? really cause we lost 7 people ! and there is more 20 people right there that fighting on their life !!!
      so its not over and its hurt that you can say this just like this ... i hope they come back home safe and in peace !
      R.I.P hope thy are fine ...

      July 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matt

    Such is Life. The IDF fragging each other in Gaza, soldiers blowing themselves up with grenades. 6 million, now 8 million, that allows the death of hundreds, the plan is the plan. And you know where I am, unarmed.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ThByrd

    Wreckage begins in the heart through ignorance. A True mind makes a good heart do beautiful things

    July 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. OhMyGod

    Seriously some of these comments are really sick. People died, does it matter what faith they are, there are families somewhere who have to morn the loss of their husbands, wives, children, brothers and sisters. Maybe you should all grow up and show some respect to the grieving families.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dana Marni

    if you spend your time hating (to the 4thReich) you will suffer, watch – your future and mark my words. Hate is a very bad energy, but you haven't figured that out yet......

    July 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
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