Israeli officials on Wednesday confirmed that Israeli citizens were targeted in an attack on tourists at Bulgaria's Burgas airport, which Bulgarian ministry sources said left three people dead.
"What we know is that sometime close to 5:00 pm there was a flight that landed in Burgas, the passengers went onto a bus and then there was an explosion that we don't know the source of," said Ilana Stein, deputy spokeswoman for the Israeli foreign ministry.
"What we know is that there are casualties and probably not only injured but also dead. We know that some were Israelis but we don't know if all of them were," she told AFP.
"Apparently there was an attack on a bus carrying Israelis at Burgas airport in Bulgaria. A bus carrying Israeli citizens was shot at and an explosive device was thrown," he told AFP.
"The number of people injured is unknown," he added.
The Bulgarian interior ministry said three people were killed and more than 20 injured in a blast on a bus at Bulgaria's Black Sea airport.
"Three people were killed and over 20 injured," an interior ministry press officer told AFP, adding that "their nationality is yet to be determined."
State BNR radio reported that an explosion hit a bus carrying Israelis at the Black Sea airport, adding that two more buses also caught fire.
Source: AFP Global Edition