Ten bombs exploded early on Friday morning (14 June) in Famagusta, in Eastern Cyprus, damaging Government offices and Co-operative shops.
Ten bombs exploded early on Friday morning (14 June) in Famagusta, in Eastern Cyprus, damaging Government offices and Co-operative shops. There were no casualties.
The bombing is believed to be the work of sympathisers of "EDKA B", the underground guerrilla movement formed by the late General George Grivas to campaign for Enosis -- union with Greece.
The bombs came after police had detained more than 30 men following a series of raids in which 120 machine guns and rifles (stolen from a national guard armoury in Western Cyprus) had been recovered.
President Makarios has accused some Greek officers serving with the Cyprus National Guard of conspiring with "EOKA B". He has promised a purge of the guards in a few days.
Last month, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council that the mandate of the U. N. Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus be extended for another six months. Dr. Waldlheim said there were reports of more arms being imported into the island and increasing military pressures in areas of confrontation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.