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Report: Cyprus thwarts terror attack against Israelis
Cypriot newspaper Althia reports 100 grams of explosives found in Limassol Airport. Target: Israeli cruise passengers

Cyprus' secret service has thwarted a terror attack against Israelis at the Limassol Airport, Cypriot newspaper Althia reported Thursday.


According to the report, 100 grams of pink-colored explosives were found in the airport.


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It was further reported that the attack was meant to target Israeli tourists visiting Cyprus onboard cruise ships.


The attempted attack was not reported in any other Cypriot media outlet. It was also not revealed whether any suspects had been arrested.


Last month it was reported that Israel's Counter Terrorism Bureau asked security and government authorities in Cyprus, Bulgaria and Thailand to step up visible and undercover security around Israeli tourists.


"The terror campaign didn't stop in Burgas," sources at the CTB said adding that there had been no preliminary warning ahead of the Burgas attack.


Thy noted that there has been no alert for another attack and therefore no travel advisory has been issued.


Seven people were killed in a terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Burgas last July.


Later that month Cypriot authorities indicted a 24-year-old man who holds a Swedish passport for espionage and conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack.


He had allegedly monitored the movement of Israelis in Cyrus.




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