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Iran denies involvement in Bulgaria bomb attack

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SOFIA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iran played no part in the bombing of a bus last year that killed Israeli tourists, its ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday, rejecting Israeli charges that it was involved in the attack.

"This (the attack) has nothing to do with Iran," Gholamreza Bageri told reporters. "We are against any form of terrorism and strongly condemn such actions."

Bulgaria on Tuesday accused Iranian-backed Hezbollah of carrying out the July attack, a charge the Lebanese militant movement dismissed as part of a smear campaign by its arch foe Israel. (Reporting by Sam Cage; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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