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article imageInvestigator now says man in CCTV video not Burgas bomber

By Darren Weir     Jul 30, 2012 in World
The man identified in CCTV video as the main suspect in the bombing of a busload of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria 2 weeks ago, no longer appears to be a suspect in the case.
The Daily Mail says the bomber's identity continues to baffle investigators, and authorities are now playing down airport security video, released after the attack, which showed the suspected bomber as a white man dressed in Bermuda shorts, T-shirt and baseball cap.
The doctor who carried out the autopsy on the mystery bomber says the evidence just doesn't match the man in the video. The Daily Mail reports Dr Kosyo Yankov believes the body parts suggest a heavy man, weighing over 210 pounds, who "has nothing to do with the slim man caught by the security cameras at the Burgas airport."
The Times of Israel says suggestions that the man was an Algerian-Swedish Islamist who spent two years in Guantanamo Bay have also been ruled out.
The bomb blast left 5 Israeli's dead along with their Bulgarian bus driver and the man police believe was the bomber.
Experts reassembled the head of the man, found 200 feet from the blast, and are now sending that to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, where it's hoped anthropologists can determine the man's origins and nationality. Bulgarian news site posted a photo on Friday that it claims is the reconstructed face of the bomber, apparently a Caucasian male with black hair. But the news site says the photo was also digitally altered.
The Daily Mail says British security service officials have also taken samples from the man's corpse, including dental records, with speculation he may have been British or living in the UK before launching the attack.
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