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Bulgaria will put on trial suspects in bomb attack that killed Israeli tourists

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor says the suspects in a July 2012 bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver will be put on trial early next year.

Sotir Tsatsarov told reporters on Thursday that an indictment should be ready in the first three months of next year.

Bulgaria has already identified the suspects as 32-year-old Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, an Australian citizen, and 25-year-old Hassan El Hajj Hassan, a Canadian citizen, both of Lebanese origin. The suicide bomber, who died on the spot in the bombing at Burgas Airport on the Black Sea coast, has not been identified.

Tsatsarov said the trial would end with a verdict regardless whether the suspects were handed over to Bulgaria or not.