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Embassy: Reports on Russians injured in Burgas Airport bomb attack retracted

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July 19, 2012, 9:17 a.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

oke rises into the sky after an explosion at Burgas airport, outside the Black Sea city of Burgas, Bulgaria, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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Moscow - The Russian Embassy to Bulgaria has retracted earlier reports that two Russians could have been injured in a bomb attack at the Burgas Airport in Bulgaria.

"The original information on two Russians who were in a car nearby the bus at a parking lot and who were also injured by the blast and hospitalized has not been confirmed," an official from the Russian Embassy to Bulgaria told Interfax.

Information possessed by the Russian Consulate General in Varna indicates that the bomb attack apparently targeting a bus carrying Israeli tourists killed from five to eight people and injured more than 20.

It was reported earlier that a suicide bomber had blown up a bus expecting Israeli tourists at a parking lot at the Burgas Airport on Wednesday evening. There were more than 20 people in the bus at the moment of the blast.

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