Former director of the Administration for Security and Counter-Intelligence (UBK) Sasho Mijalkov, has had his security detail withdrawn, following information released by the Interior Ministry, reports MIA.

The decision was made before the public holiday, after an assessment was made that there was no longer a security risk to Mr Mijalkov.

After handing in his resignation in May 2015, six bodyguards and two vehicles from the Ministry of Interior were made available to Mijalkov for his personal security.