Another false bomb scare in Lefkosa, the fourth of such incident

The Turkish Cypriot police were called into action again on Friday after a suspicious looking backpack was found in the courtyard of the Arabahmet Mosque in Lefkosa.

According to report, the area was quickly placed under lock down and security to enable bomb disposal teams to examine the backpack which was found only to have clothes inside.

This is the third or fourth time such a false alarm regarding suspicious looking bags has been made in the last one month.

On 28 February, the bomb squad was also called to detonate a suitcase which had been left at the Kugulu Park at Girne gate in Lefkosa.

Following denotation of the suitcase, only clothing was found. There was no evidence of an explosive device.

Prior to that, police investigated two suspicious looking bags on February 21. One was left in front of the Lefkosa High School and the other in front of the Atatürk Cultural Centre. Bomb disposal specialist detonated both bags, but no evidence of any explosive device was found in either bag.


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