Cyprus police probe Israel link in ammonium nitrate haul

By REUTERS
May 29, 2015 12:00

Cypriot police suspect a man they arrested this week of planning an attack on Israeli interests on the island after they found almost two tonnes of ammonium nitrate in his basement, local newspapers reported on Friday.

Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer but in large quantities can be mixed with other substances to make a powerful explosive.

Police suspected Israeli interests were the target, and one said that authorities believed the ammonium nitrate had been amassing at the residence for some time.

Cyprus is a popular holiday destination for Israelis and the island hosts an Israeli embassy in Nicosia.



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