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Bulgarian media Names Former Guantanamo Detainee, 33-Year-Old Mehdi Ghezali As Burgas Suicide Bomber

The suspected suicide bomber who blew up a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is Mehdi Ghezali, a Swedish citizen and former Guantanamo detainee, Bulgarian media reported on Thursday.

Bulgarian media quoted the country’s interior minister as saying that the man who was responsible for the attack in a Burgas airport, which killed five and wounded 34 Israelis, is Ghezali, who is a 33-year-old Swedish citizen of Algerian descent.

The report also said that Ghezali was held at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in Cuba, after he was captured in Pakistan for being an “unlawful combatant.”

The report could not be independently confirmed.

Earlier Thursday, ABC showed an image of the suspect’s fake Michigan driver’s license with the name Jacque Felipe Martin.

The Novinite Daily reported Thursday that the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said that officials are still trying to determine whether the suspect’s U.S. passport was also counterfeit.

According to the image obtained by ABC, the license read “Michigan Operator’s License” and showed a fake Louisiana address, which is actually that of a casino called the Belle of Baton Rouge.

Source: Haaretz

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3 Responses to Bulgarian media Names Former Guantanamo Detainee, 33-Year-Old Mehdi Ghezali As Burgas Suicide Bomber

  1. USA

    July 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    No kidding, anyone shocked? The left in our country should be held responsible for this. They are all worried about the right of every terrorist while our rights mean nothing.

    They disturbed American in Guantanamo bay and this is the price we are paying for it

  2. never Again

    July 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    The terrorists should not be counted as one of the dead. This is an embarrassment to the innocent victims that died.

    There were 6 dead plus this junkie

  3. Yoily Gimel

    July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I pray to god that Israel has a real strong plan to go into Iran and kick some A** once and for all