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Two sought for explosion outside Paphos home

Paphos police HQ (File photo)

Paphos police are looking for two people in connection with a hand grenade explosion outside the home of a doctor on Tuesday evening, spokesman Michalis Ioannou told the Cyprus News Agency on Wednesday.

He said police have issued two arrest warrants against two people aged 73 and 46 reported to have financial differences with the doctor.

The explosion occurred at around 7.00 pm on Tuesday outside an apartment block in central Paphos. Police cordoned off the area. Investigations showed that the explosion was due to a military-type defensive hand grenade.

Ioannou said that the explosion led to extensive damage to the building and the doctor’s car. There was also slight damage to a second car belonging to the same family.

The spokesman said that preliminary investigations suggest that the culprits’ motives were linked to the business activities of the owner which are not connected to his medical profession.

Paphos CID took evidence from the scene last night which remains under police guard. Investigations continue with police also looking at CCTV footage from the area.

Ioannou said that CCTV had captured the movement of two people on a motorbike, with the passenger seen throwing the hand grenade.


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