Last Updated: Thu Jul 19, 2012 18:15 pm (KSA) 15:15 pm (GMT)

Netanyahu says ‘Hezbollah carried out’ attack on Israelis in Bulgaria

A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed six people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country’s interior minister. (AFP)
A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed six people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country’s interior minister. (AFP)

Israel’s prime minister has blamed the Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrilla group for a deadly attack against Israelis in Bulgaria.

Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Iran and its protégé Hezbollah have been carrying out a “global terror campaign” for more than a year that has targeted Israeli and others.

He said the Islamic armed group carried out the suicide attack that killed five Israelis and the Bulgarian driver Wednesday in Burgas, Bulgaria, The associated Press reported.

The attack was part of “a global campaign of terror carried out by Iran and Hezbollah” which had reached “a dozen countries on five continents,” he said.

The international community must make it clear that Iran was the country behind this attack and must do everything possible to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, Netanyahu said.

“Everything should be done to prevent Iran, the world’s most dangerous regime, from developing the world's most dangerous weapons,” he said, according to AFP.

Israel would continue to fight against terror, he said, pledging that the Jewish state would “exact a heavy price from those who support it.”

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