Terror suspect detained in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have arrested a Bulgarian citizen suspected of participation in terrorist acts abroad, the country’s Interior Ministry and Specialized Prosecutor’s Office said in a joint statement Thursday.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, the statement said.

“The evidence gathered shows that since 2015, he has traveled several times from Bulgaria to Syria, where he has participated directly in armed actions in the ranks of various jihadist terrorist groups,” the statement said.

It has been established that the person’s father is the leader of one of these groups, it said.

So far, there is no evidence that the suspect was involved in the preparation of terrorist attacks in Bulgaria, the statement added.