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.
February 15, 1988 |
A car bomb killed three senior officials of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the Cypriot resort of Limassol on Sunday. The PLO, accusing Israel, vowed revenge. "They were murdered by the Israeli Mossad secret service," the PLO said in a statement from its Cyprus office. "This ugly new crime committed by Israeli intelligence will not pass without retribution. The people of Palestine and their revolution know how to teach the Israeli enemy a lesson they will not forget," it said.