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24 May, 2024
 
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Molotov cocktail attack targeting pizzeria in Limassol

No property damage, nor injuries reported in the unfortunate attack

In a shocking incident, unidentified assailants targeted a pizzeria in Limassol during the early hours of Friday, as they hurled Molotov cocktails at the establishment. The incident, which occurred around 2 a.m., has sparked concern and prompted a thorough investigation by the Limassol Police Department.

Eyewitnesses reported that a group of individuals, whose identities remain unknown, arrived at the scene in a vehicle and deliberately stopped outside the pizzeria. Without warning, they attacked by throwing a bottle filled with a highly flammable substance toward the premises. Fortunately, the explosion did not cause significant damage to the property, and no individuals were harmed in the process.

Local authorities swiftly responded to the incident, with police officers and firefighters arriving at the scene shortly after receiving the distress calls. Emergency services worked efficiently to ensure the safety of nearby residents and to prevent the potential escalation of the situation.

Although the motive behind the attack remains unclear, the Limassol Police Department has taken immediate action to investigate the incident thoroughly. Forensic experts have been dispatched to collect evidence from the scene, including any remnants of the Molotov cocktails used in the attack. CCTV footage from nearby establishments is also being reviewed to identify the perpetrators and shed light on their motives.

The pizzeria owner, who prefers to remain anonymous at this time, expressed relief that no harm came to their establishment or the individuals present during the incident. They expressed gratitude to the local community for their support and cooperation.

Authorities are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness and have urged anyone with information regarding the attack to come forward and assist in the investigation. The Limassol Police Department has assured the public that all necessary measures will be taken to ensure the safety and security of the community.

As the investigation unfolds, the local community is hopeful that justice will be served, and that such acts of violence will not go unpunished. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining peace and security within the city, and authorities remain committed to upholding these values.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Limassol Police Department's dedicated hotline or their nearest police station.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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