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Arrests as shoot-out gets complicated

Police have arrested four people in connection with what appears to be a gangland shootout in Peristerona on Friday that saw two of the suspects hospitalised.
Two suspects, Giorgos Zavrantonas and Koullis Koshiaris, were found injured outside a restaurant in Peristerona at around 8.30pm.
Their conditions are said to be serious.
Police arrested the pair, as well as two other suspects who accompanied them.
Authorities were treating the incident as a murder attempt but it was not immediately clear who was trying to kill whom.
Another aspect puzzling authorities was the fact that Zavrantonas was meant to be abroad as part of the witness protection programme.
Zavrantonas had been in jail for attempted murder but was freed after he gave police information about other crimes.
It is thought that he returned to Cyprus through the Turkish-occupied north.

 

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