Explosives reportedly found aboard bus from Prague headed for Bulgaria

Hungarian and Bulgarian media report that police on Sunday uncovered explosives aboard a bus from Prague bound for Varna. Pyrotechnic experts reportedly destroyed the material after an anti-terrorism squad was called in. The unspecified material, stored in a tube together with a canister of gas were allegedly found in a suitcase by the bus driver, who stopped the bus because of a smell emanating from the baggage compartment. Bulgaria’s bTV, citing the bus company, reported that the suitcase had been left by a passenger who had a ticket to Bratislava but got off in Brno. Thirty-seven people were aboard the bus when the suitcase was found. Police from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria are investigating.

Author: Jan Velinger