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Cyprus: Small explosion at British police HQ (southeast) June 13

Small explosion reported at British police headquarters June 13 in the southeast; policeman slightly injured and minor damages

13 Jun 12:43 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/13/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/13/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Nicosia). COUNTRY/REGION Cyprus

Event

A small explosion was reported at the British police headquarters at the Dhekelia Garrison, located in the southeast of the island, before dawn on Tuesday, June 13. A motorcyclist left an explosive device at the entrance of the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia around 03:00 (local time). One policeman was injured slightly and minor damages were reported. According to a British spokesman, the explosion is being treated as a criminal case and not an act of terrorism; an investigation is ongoing.

Context

The United Kingdom currently has two military bases in Cyprus, which was a British colony until 1960.

Advice

Individuals in Cyprus are advised to adhere to any advice issued by the local authorities.