16 Mar 2020 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 05 Mar 2020 n° 24/2020 Cyprus

Pipe Bomb Attack on Cyprus MC Digital Media News Agency Offices

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner IPI AEJ
Partner IPI AEJ
A home-made pipe bomb exploded at the entrance of the offices of Cypriot news agency MC Digital Media in the early hours of Wednesday 4 March 2020. The network hosts local online news outlet Cyprustimes.com and other online sport, finance and show business titles. The outside of the building in the southern Cypriot port city of Limassol suffered extensive damage from the blast, which police said was caused by high power explosives. According to local media reports, the bomb went off at 2.10 am on Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported and police are currently investigating to establish whether the motive for the attack was related to news coverage.
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