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Limassol shops bombed, fired upon (updated)

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Unknown individuals bombed a shop and fired shots at a second one in Limassol early on Thursday, police said.

Both shops, belonging to different owners, sell electric cars and motorbikes.

In the first case, an improvised device went off early on Thursday morning, damaging a shop owned by a 52-year-old Limassol resident.

According to police, the explosion occurred at 3.35am, causing a fire inside the shop on Dodekanison Street, which was later brought under control by the fire service.

Inside the shop were six electric motorbikes, several works of art while in front of it were two small electric cars, which were destroyed.

Later on Thursday, police were notified by the owner of a second shop selling electric vehicles, that shots had been fired at his property causing extensive damage.

Police cordoned off scene on Spyros Kyprianou Avenue and scoured the area for evidence. Officers collected 23 cartridges from the road outside and counted 22 bullet holes that shattered the glass window and damaged the vehicles.

Police said shots had been reported in the area but because it is a commercial area, the scene had not been located until the morning when the owner opened the shop.

The store belongs to a 45-year-old man who is not related to the first owner.

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