July 21st, 2012
05:36 AM ET

Possible 2nd suspect in Bulgaria bus blast, source says

[Updated 7:20 a.m. ET] Bulgarian police have been alerted to the possibility of a second suspect in a bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Burgas, a high-level source within Bulgaria's Interior Ministry told CNN.

Investigators have determined that the bomb was detonated by a man caught on airport security videos about an hour before Wednesday's attack at Burgas International Airport. But they are now looking at the possibility that he had help.

According to the source, investigators have spoken to several eyewitnesses in attempt to identify the bomber.

They describe a man with short hair who spoke English with a "distinct" accent.

This is different from the man seen on the security video who has long hair, however, leading investigators to look into the possibility that a second person may be involved, a source said.

Police in Burgas have been given an identikit photo of the man and told to look out for anyone matching this description.

Earlier, a lower-level source at the Interior Ministry told CNN that police were looking for a second suspect, possibly an American.

That was later corrected by a higher-level source, who said a second suspect was a possibility, but had not been confirmed.

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  1. Barney

    Lotsa fake bloggers here this mornin! What gives with that? And as for the supposed 2nd bomber, couldnt the one with long hair have cut it?

    July 21, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Using the term ""source" followed by the term "lower level source" and then "higher level source" doesn't give this story much credibility according to this "source"

    July 21, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree with you, Portland tony...this story smacks a little bit of desperation...

      July 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      And what's YOUR source, Portland... Lol Just teasin ya... how does it go there feller?

      July 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Church of the emptied purses

    Israel could nuke Bulgaria (just like they want to nuke Iran) and any UN resolutions agaisnt them would have no effect.
    Please donate to relieve wealthy jews of the burden of defending themselves.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If you took that last line of yours and changed it to "Please donate to the wealthy GOP so they could send your children off to another war", you'd sound like a political ad for anyone running for Congress here in the United States...lol...

      July 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I was merely stating an opinion that if one changed *your* words slightly, it could be an ad for for any US congress person running...
    No offense meant; it was a small joke, indicated by the *lol* at the end.
    It didn't nullify anything that *you* had said at all...
    Lighten uop, Francis, as the saying goes.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Commander in Chief

    Odd. She say's that it is the GOP ordering troops overseas while our own liberal communities remain insecure.
    I guess she missed the fact the the leader of US forces is himself a liberal democrat. (So was Ronald Reagan for most of his life, till the GOP tagged him as someone they could use)
    No. Both democrat and republican leaders on the same page supporting wealthy jews as poor inner citiy ghetto projects remain insecure...for decades now.
    Our religious and political leaders are united in their stand behind Israel no matter what, while much of our citizenry remain divided. Those who oppose supporting Israel over our own barely have a voice. And when our voice IS heard, the 'burn in hell' bunch shoot it down.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Is it me that you are referring to?
      Because I would like to be addressed by name if one if going to take my joke and fabricate whole scenarios from it.
      "She" misses very little.

      July 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Yep. It's as if they publicly tolerate others lifestyle choices while privately knowing many will "burn in hell" for the very choices they themselves promote tolerating!
    Why is it that none of you who believe in a burning hell ever discuss it? 🙂

    July 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't believe in hell, that would probably why *I* don't discuss it.
      To me, "go/burn in hell" or is just a throwaway saying, similar to KMA or FY.
      I cannot, or course, speak for anyone else, but since it seems as if we're the only two posting right now, I thought I'd answer you.

      Have a good day. 🙂

      July 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Never mind...I think I have my answer...

    July 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There were two nuns who were driving alone on a deserted road when they ran out of gas. Not far away was a gas station so they decided to walk to it. There they asked the man to purchase some gas. “I’m sorry,” said the attendant, “but I only have a chamber pot to carry it in.”

    The nuns told him that this would be ok and returned to their car. As they were pouring the gas into the tank a man drove by in his car and stopped and said, “Sister, I wish I had your faith!”

    July 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Sam was teeing off from the back tees. On his downswing, he noticed his wife, Jane, was teeing up her ball at the red tees, directly in his path. Unable to stop his swing, he nailed his tee shot, hit Jane right in the temple, killing her instantly.
    A few days later, he recieved a call from the coroner concerning her autopsy.

    “Samuel, your wife died from blunt force trauma to the head. You said you hit her in the temple with a golf ball, correct?”

    “Yes sir, thats correct” Joe replied.

    “Well Sam, I found a large bruise on her left hip too. Do you know anything about that?”

    “Umm, yes sir”, Joe replied nervously. “That was my mulligan.”

    July 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Dude, was the guy's name Sam or Joe?

      July 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Three expectant mothers were sitting in the obstetrician’s waiting room. Two of the women where chit-chatting about their pregnancies when one of the women said to the other, “I happen to know that my baby is going to be a boy, because when my baby was conceived, my husband was on top.”

    The other woman gleefully replied, “Oh! That must mean that I’m going to have a girl, because when my baby was conceived I was on top.”

    The third woman suddenly burst noisily into tears. Concerned, the other two ladies looked to her and asked, “My heavens, what ever is wrong?” The woman cried tearfully, “I’m afraid that I’m having a puppy!”

    July 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Well the investigations are still on and for the time much is speculation. We shall have to wait and see where it goes.
    The news today is that Israeli army has been ordered to prepare for a Syrian invasion.
    That their trigger finger is itching for sometime is though hardly news.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Christian missionaries be ware.
    One of these orgs sent a Bible to Israeli MP Michael Ben Ari . He tore it up in anger saying" inwhose name were millions of Jews slaughtered".

    July 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I would say that was an extremely stupid thing to do, on the part of the missionary; there have been enough bloodshed from ALL faiths to fill an ocean.
      One faith should not offer their book to a member of another faith and expect grati tude...what did this missionary expect?

      July 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The tragic loss of life in Bulgaria is just a manifestation of the cycle of violence that has gripped this world of ours for the past decade.
    No end in sight.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      July 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I apologize in advance for this one

    A guy was sunbathing in the nude on the beach. He saw a little girl coming towards him, so he covered himself with the newspaper he was reading. The girl came up to him and asked “What do you have under the newspaper, mister?”

    “Nothing. Just a stupid bird,” the guy replied. The little girl walked away and the guy fell asleep.

    When he woke up, he was in a hospital in tremendous pain. When the Police asked him what happened, the guy replied, “I don’t know. I was lying on the beach, this girl asked me about my privates, and the next thing I know is I’m here.”

    Police went back to the beach, found the girl, and asked her “What did you do to that naked fellow?”

    After a little pause, the girl replied, “To him? Nothing. I was playing with the bird and it spit on me, so I broke its neck, cracked its eggs, and set its nest on fire.”

    July 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You *should* apologize for that one...groan...
      Just for you, dearheart:

      July 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©

    On the serioos side now. Israel seems like they are doing everything in their power to get world approval for them to attack someone, anyone. This would probably fit into their scheme of wanting to attack Iran. World opinion is against them on that move at this time, so they're trying to fabricate a new scenario. JMO

    July 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      serious not serioos. Stupid fingers.

      July 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Personally, I am getting tired of Israel wanting to attack everybody; I will never throw my support behind a nation that wants to constantly intimidate those it wants to conquer, and that included the US.
      Go ahead and call me whatever, people, but that's the way I feel.

      July 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
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