About this informs Knews.
The explosion occurred at approximately 01:40 at night near the Israeli Embassy located on Ioannis Gryparis Street in Nicosia, after which police officers and bomb squads quickly arrived at the scene.
During the investigation, approximately 30 meters from the embassy, police officers found a small metal object with a certain amount of pyrotechnic material, which was detonated. The police reported that the explosion did not cause any injuries.
Later, the police found two men who were near the scene of the incident, acting suspiciously and walking towards a nearby car. In the car, the police found two more men who had two knives and a hammer. The police arrested the 21-year-old owner of the car on charges of possession of a weapon and stabbing.
A 17-year-old, a 20-year-old and two 21-year-old boys were also detained in the car, who were taken to the investigation department and are currently being interrogated by the criminal investigation authorities of Nicosia.
The police of Nicosia actively started a comprehensive investigation of this incident, in particular, they closed off the area where the explosion occurred and are conducting examinations to determine the nature and origin of the explosive device.
The incident has raised safety concerns among local residents and authorities, so services are actively working to gather more information and ensure the safety of the community.
Edition of In-cyprus informs, that after inspecting the place of the explosion, the police detained one person, and they are looking for three more people involved. The law enforcement officers reported that all those involved are citizens of Syria. The authorities have strengthened the security of the Israeli embassy.
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