October 4, 1989 |
A bomb exploded outside an apartment building in the Turkish sector of Nicosia early Tuesday, shattering windows but causing no injuries. The explosion occurred just after midnight. Alpay Durduran, an independent deputy in the unicameral Parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, lives in one of the apartments where windows were shattered. He told reporters he did not believe there was a political motive behind the explosion.
February 16, 1988 |
A ferryboat hired to carry Palestinian deportees back to Israel on a symbolic protest voyage was damaged by an explosion Monday in the Cypriot port of Limassol. A spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization in Athens accused Israeli agents of causing the explosion, which put a hole in the vessel at its waterline, causing it to take on water and list about 10 degrees.
May 11, 1988 |
A car bomb intended for the Israeli Embassy blew up today on a bridge minutes after police had chased the car away from the embassy. Three people were killed and 15 wounded. The semiofficial Cyprus News Agency said an Arab man who owned the explosives-packed car was arrested while trying to run away from the scene. A caller claiming to represent terrorist Abu Nidal's group told NBC-TV in New York that Nidal's organization was responsible for the bombing.