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Joint exercise on handling terrorist attack

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A joint exercise between Cypriot authorities and the British Bases on handling a terrorist attack took place in Famagusta on Tuesday.

Lasting all day, it involved the ministries of defence, health and the civil defence department.

Explosions could be heard in the surrounding area, fake ammunition was used and there was a large number of police, ambulances and fire trucks taking part in the exercise.

The scenario included people dead, injured and held as hostage.

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