Cyprus: CFA chairman targeted in office explosion


November 17, 2016

The Limassol offices of Minerva insurance company in Omirou street, in which Cyprus Football Association chairman Costakis Koutsokoumnis has an interest was bombed in the early hours of Thursday.

“An explosion took place at 2.30am today at the entrance to the offices of a company in Limassol,” a police statement said. “From the explosion, damage was caused to the glass entrance and lobby of the building in which the company is housed.”

“From preliminary investigations made, it was found that the explosion was caused by the triggering of an improvised explosive.”

The attack was not the first to target Minerva’s Limassol offices, as in November 2009 a similar incident was recorded.

Police said the scene had been sealed off and put under guard until investigators arrived at first light.

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