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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Cypriot referee targeted by bomb

Referees in Cyprus have suffered attacks on their property
Referees in Cyprus have suffered attacks on their property

A pipe bomb has caused extensive damage to a car belonging to the wife of a football referee in Cyprus.

Police said the low-yield bomb went off before dawn outside the 38-year-old referee's home in the Larnaca suburb of Aradippou.

Police said the motive for the attack appears to be related to the referee's job.

It is the fifth such attack against a referee's property in the last year. Last month, referees boycotted all football matches for a week in retaliation to a midnight bomb attack at the home of a colleague's mother.

Cyprus Referees' Association chairman Michalis Argyrou said that his group will meet later to decide on a response to the latest attack.

Press Association

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