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Explosive device found outside home in Paphos

Paphos police are investigating the planting of an explosive device outside a residence in the Mouttalos refugee housing estate.

The device, consisting of high explosives and flammable material, was spotted by an 18-year-old just outside her family residence at around 6am on Thursday.

Police arriving on the scene evacuated the family as well as people residing in adjacent houses.

The bomb squad subsequently destroyed the device via a controlled detonation.

According to the police, the person or persons who placed the device had attempted to set it off but without success.

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