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May 24, 2022

Blast at Bulgarian newspaper

A blast occurred in the building which hosts the office of Galeria weekly in Sofia, shortly after 5:30 am local time, on Thursday. There are no injured people, but damages were reported, Novinite informs. There were broken windows of the office and nearby buildings. The explosion is believed to have aimed at intimidating the controversial newspaper. In January, Galeria weekly and the marginal conservative party RZS (“Order, Law, Justice”), both of which are deemed to be connected with Alexei Petrov, a former undercover agent arrested in a special police operation in February 2010, dubbed “the Octopus” and “the Tractor”. The tapes contain alleged information that the government of PM Boyko Borisov is favoring certain companies and individuals with respect to investigations and appointments in the Customs Agency.

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