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Mariya Petkova

Bulgaria Bombing Catches Country Unprepared

[The digitally reconstructed face of the suicide bomber. Image released by the Ministry of Interior.]

It has been almost two weeks since the bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria, that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian, and the investigation has still not yielded answers. Foreign security agents and experts flooded the country to help local authorities trace the organisers. One newspaper alleged that the Israeli secret services have completely taken over the investigation and are blocking out their Bulgarian counterparts, which is putting in question whether the Bulgarian public ...

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Mariya Petkova


Mariya Petkova is a Cairo-based journalist. She is the ME correspondent for Bulgarian channel bTV and has written for a variety of Bulgarian- and English-language publications. She is currently working on a research degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University. Mariya is also a researcher at Jadaliyya and is part of the Egypt Editorial team.