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Paphos prosecutor bomb attack investigators in Nicosia

Investigators looking into the bombing attack on the home of a state prosecutor in Paphos, came to Nicosia Friday to question a number of persons.

Reports say a team of Paphos CID officers travelled to the capital to make inquiries which included the questioning of three people with criminal pasts. Their cases are thought to have been handled by Paphos district court public prosecutor class ‘A’ Xenia Xenophontos, outside whose home the blast occurred last Monday.

According to the police, Paphos CID called in a number of persons who had previously occupied them on serious cases, for questioning. Interrogations carried out in the coastal city however, have as yet not revealed anything incriminating leading the police to expand inquiries to the capital.

In the meantime, results from forensic test carried out on evidence collected from the scene, are expected shortly.

The 12.30am blast caused extensive damage both to the main entrance of state Xenophontos’ house in Ayios Nicholaos Street, as well as to a neighbour’s windows with police saying preliminary investigations pointed to the explosion having been caused by a device placed on the veranda of her Emba home.

The Legal Service was fast to condemn what it described as a cowardly attack against one of its members, expressing solidarity with their colleague.

The attorney-general and state Legal Service officials described the attack as an unacceptable action that had no place in a country governed by the rule of law.

They also expressed the determination of all officers to continue their duty undistracted, without fear, and with the sense of the high duty they are performing which, despite some setbacks, they will continue to effectively execute.

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