April 21, 1987 |
Two masked men in a car riddled a British military vehicle with machine-gun fire Monday, seriously wounding a serviceman and a 16-year-old British girl, police and British officials said. Authorities said the gunmen escaped. The attack was the first against British personnel on the island since an Arab terrorist raid on a British base last year.
May 15, 1987
Anti-terrorist police have arrested four people in London in connection with an extortion threat to release a deadly gas over the island of Cyprus, and more arrests are expected, the Cypriot government said. The blackmailers threatened to release deadly dioxin gas over the capital of Nicosia unless they were given $15 million, officials said. In London, Scotland Yard said that three men and a woman were arrested after a six-week investigation at Cyprus' request.