#AceWorldNews – BULGARIA (Sofia) – October 02 – Bulgaria officials have confirmed that a series of powerful blasts on Wednesday at an explosives plant killed fifteen people and injured three others.
The government has announced a day of national mourning for the victims of the accident.
It happened near the village of Gorni Lom, some 120km north of the capital, Sofia.
Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.
Workers had been dismantling old military mines at the factory, which employed 150 people, but the exact cause of the blasts was unclear.
A thorough investigation would have to wait until investigators can enter the site 24 hours after the last explosion, for safety reasons, officials said.
“The tragedy is enormous, everything is destroyed, including the bomb shelter for the staff at the plant,” Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov said after viewing pictures of the site.
#AceBreakingNews – SOFIA – April 15 – Police were alerted about a bomb attack (vesti) had reported and that the bomb was placed near the Palace of Justice.
The report was received about 14.45 am using an emergency number, it was from an anonymous male voice.
A Man reported that an explosive device was in fact placed at the Sofia City Court close to the Palace of Justice.
Two days ago another device was found and an explosive device had also been planted in the Sofia District Court, but nothing was found.
This time 400 grams of TNT without a detonator were found and Police defused the bomb. Though according to experts it is not about a real attack, but rather to intimidate someone.
The threats maybe linked to an investigation in to the family of Avtotargovetsa who had been threatened by a former partner – Hristo Ivanov.
He was called and confirmed that Merdzhanov had a financial situation for about 150 thousand Levs but categorically denied having anything to do with the bomb.
#AceWorldNews A Bulgarian policeman was killed and three officers wounded in a shoot-out with an armed man at a school in the central town of Lyaskovets, police said Friday.
The man who had threatened the pupils and the headmaster was identified as 52-year-old Petko Petkov, Reuters said.
He reportedly opened fire on police officers before barricading himself into his apartment opposite the school.
The man was wounded within the course of the operation in Lyaskovets, a town some 220 kilometres east of Sofia.
The shoot-out began after officers arrived at Petkov’s apartment to question him about letters he had sent to the school headmaster, complaining about the noise.