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Explosion outside media office in Limassol

A bomb exploded outside the offices of MC Digital Media (Cyprus Times) news agency in Limassol early on Wednesday.

The blast, which took place at 2.10am, damaged the glass entrance of the building located on Kamelia Street.

According to police, it was caused by an improvised explosive device.

Limassol CID chief Ioannis Soteriades said investigations are at an early stage and so far there is no indication who is responsible.

The head of the news outlet, Christos Marangos, said that such actions will not intimidate or silence anybody.

“On the contrary, we condemn such actions and most of all we are persuaded to continue,” he added.

The area was cordoned off and various items were collected as evidence.

The journalists’ union and the government condemned the attack.

“The government condemns any criminal act against freedom of the press, which is fundamental to our democracy,” government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said.

“The state will do everything possible to find the culprits and bring them to justice.”

 

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