URGENT ¥¥¥ Bulgaria expels visiting Hamas delegation: organiser

Bulgaria on Friday expelled a visiting delegation from the Palestinian group Hamas, the head of the organisation that invited the lawmakers to the EU-member state told AFP.

Bulgarian security service agents "entered the hotel rooms of the three deputies early on Friday morning and drove them to the airport," said Mohd Abuasi of the Centre for Middle East Studies. He said they then left for Istanbul.

The European Union considers Hamas a terror group.