Cyprus

Blasts rock Cyprus ammunition depot, some slightly injured: minister

KONFRONTASI-Blasts rocked an ammunition depot in northern Cyprus on Thursday after a fire broke out in a military zone, with shattered glass slightly injuring some people, the Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay said.

On his Facebook page, the minister wrote that the area had been sealed off as explosions continued at the military zone east of Kyrenia, an historic harbor town on the northern coast in a region frequented by tourists.

At least four killed in Cyprus flooding

KONFRONTASI-At least four people were killed in flooding in northern Cyprus as hail and rain hammered the island, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Thursday.

The victims died when their car was swept away during heavy rain late on Wednesday, media reported. Cyprus residents have reported virtually uninterrupted rain since early Tuesday, with some saying it was the heaviest in memory.