A bomb exploded in the Pernera area of Paralimni in the early hours of Friday morning.

The bomb had been placed outside a nightclub at around 2am. The resulting explosion took place next to a garage door on one side of the building.

According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the explosion caused “extensive damage to the building”, but no injuries were reported.

The nightclub itself was closed at the time of the explosion as it is only open during the summer months.

Later on Friday, Famagusta police spokesman Steve Theodoulou said the explosion was caused by “the detonation of a low-power explosive.”

He added that the placement and detonation of the device are being investigated.

In addition, CCTV footage from the area will be examined with the aim of identifying who placed the bomb.