Qaedat al-Jihad (Mehdi Ghezali)

Claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack against Israeli tourists at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria that claimed the lives of six people, including five Israeli tourists, and wounded dozens. A lone suicide bomber, who was assisted by one or two accomplices, blew up a bus while the tourists were loading.

Qaedat al-Jihad (Mehdi Ghezali), also known as Bulgaria Bomber, Burgas Airport Bomber, Bulgarian Bomber is an active group formed c. 2012.

Associated Groups

  • Hezbollah

    ALLY (SUSPECTED); Hezbollah is also known as Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, Party of God, Revolutionary Justice Organization, The Islamic Resistance, Hizballah, Hezbollah Palestine, Hizballah Palestine, Munazzamat al-Mustadafin fi'l-Ard, Hizbollah, Al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah , Organization of the Oppressed, Organization of Right Against Wrong, Followers of the Prophet Muhammed.

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