U.S. confirms: Bulgaria jihad mass murderer was member of Hizballah
Sources are now saying that the jihadist's identity is not clear. His Hizballah membership appears clearer. "Hezbollah Is Blamed in Attack on Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria," by Nicholas Kulish and Eric Schmitt in the New York Times, July 19:
BURGAS, Bulgaria — A senior American official confirmed Israel’s assertions on Thursday that the suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in an attack here on Wednesday was a member of a Hezbollah cell operating in Bulgaria.
The official said the current American intelligence assessment is that the bomber was "acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets when the opportunity presented itself. That guidance was given to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, by its primary sponsor, Iran, he said.
The attacks, the official said, were in retaliation for the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists by Israeli agents, something that Israel has neither confirmed nor denied. "This was tit for tat,” said the American official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the investigation was still underway.... (...)