The wave of attacks on police stations in Cyprus continues. The latest during the early?
LV Police station
LV & SV Police search round station for suspects (2 shots)
CU Bloodstains in ditch (2 shots)
SV Rear of police station
SCU Man holding bomb and grenade (2 shots)
SV Dead man carried from police station on stretcher
SCU Armed police
SV Stretcher into ambulance
SV Policeman watch from balcony as ambulance pulls away (2 shots)
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Background: The wave of attacks on police stations in Cyprus continues. The latest during the early hours of this morning (Monday) was launched against the police station in Koutrafas.
This time, the police surprised raiders attempting to blow up the building. During the gun battle that followed, three of the police were injured -- two by a grenade. But a young Greek Cypriot was also shot dead. Police captured grenades and explosives.
One again, the attack was blamed on supporters of General George Grivas and the movement for Enosis, union with Greece.
SYNOPSIS: A police station at Koutrafas, Cyprus, was the latest target in the new wave of unrest on the island. Police combed the area for suspects after one man had been killed during a shoot-out with raiders who tried to blow up the police station in the early hours of Monday morning.
Police captured explosives and grenades. During the exchange of fire, three police were injured -- two by a grenade, one by gunfire. The dead Cypriot youth, carried out to a waiting ambulance, was reportedly a supporter of General George Grivas and the movement for Enosis -- union with Greece. Though the Government recently tried to defuse the explosive situation between rival Grivas and Makarios factions, Monday's gun-battle arouses new fears of civil war developing. Two other police stations were dynamited the same day.