Canadian identified as suspect in deadly Bulgarian bus bombing of Israeli tourists

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Bulgarian authorities have named a Canadian man, Hassan El Hajj Hassan, 25, as a wanted fugitive and suspected Hezbollah operative involved in last year’s bombing of a tourist bus at an airport on Bulgaria’s coast that killed five Israelis and their local driver.

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior said Thursday it released his name and photo, along with that of a second suspect, an Australian named Meliad Farah, in a global appeal to apprehend the two.

Both men were seen in several regions of Bulgaria in the weeks before the attack. One of the bus bombers, not yet identified but who is believed to be related to the Canadian suspect, died in the attack.

Mr. Hassan was born March 22, 1988, in Lebanon and has Lebanese and Canadian citizenship.

He has a child in Canada and came back to visit his child before the deadly July 18, 2012, bombing, the

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