Two cars were destroyed and a bookshop damaged when three bombs exploded in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday night (21 August).
Two cars were destroyed and a bookshop damaged when three bombs exploded in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday night (21 August). However, no-one was injured.
Observers believe the bookshop blast could have been prompted by a Communist Party call for full co-operation with all parties which support President Makarios. The shop is owned by the brother of a Communist Deputy in the House of Representatives.
The newspaper Ethniki, which supports the underground leader General George Grivas, reported, however, that most recent bombings had been aimed at Grivas supporters, who want union with Greece. In recent moths, there have been sporadic clashes between Grivas and Makarios supporters. These have included bomb attacks.
SYNOPSIS: Nicosia...where three bombs exploded on Tuesday night, wrecking two cars and damaging a bookshop.
Police cordoned off the area around the bookshop, and began searching the debris for a lead on the bomber's identity. The building and stock were extensively damaged, but no-one was hurt.
The shop is owned by the brother of a Communist Deputy in the House of Representatives. This has led to speculation that the blast could have been prompted by a Communist Party call for full co-operation with all groups supporting President Makarios.
The cars were parked in two separate sections of Nicosia - one was in the busy city centre; the other, in a residential area. There have been recent clashes between supporters of President Makarios and General George Grivas, the underground leader, who supports union with Greece. However, the Cypriot authorities have not ascertained who was responsible for the latest explosions.