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Interpol Sending Team to Help in Bulgaria Bombing Probe

July 19, 2012

Interpol is dispatching a team from its headquarters in Lyon, France, to assist in the investigation into yesterday’s Bulgarian bus bombing in which six Israeli tourists were killed, the agency said in an e-mailed statement.

The team will consist of specialized officers from Interpol’s Public Safety and Terrorism unit, according to the statement.

Interpol said false identity documents reported to have been found on the body of the bombing suspect can be checked against the 33 million entries in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database and it may be able to determine whether the person used the documents at any stage in his journey to Bulgaria.

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