The Bulgarian government declared on Thursday that the bomber who
killed five Israelis in Bulgaria last July was not a suicide bomber, but
instead was willing to return to Lebanon with his assistants who are
suspected to be related to Hezbollah.
In this context, the
Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsevtnov noted that the bomber was
planning on placing the explosive device in the bus' luggage store and
then detonating it later from a remote location in order to fully blow
up the bus.
The Minister told the journalists that the
remote detonation device which was found at the location of the
explosion indicates that the explosives could have been detonated from a
distance of 10 kilometers, stressing that in such a case damages would
have far been greater.