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Unidentified object crashes in Cyprus, no casualties: officials

Nicosia: An unidentified object that may have been a missile crashed north of the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, early on Monday, but no one was hurt on the ground, Turkish Cypriot officials said.

Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot leader, linked the object to military operations in the Middle East.


A Turkish military guard post with Turkish, left, and Turkish Cypriot breakaway flags on the polls is seen at the Turkish Cypriot controlled area at the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus,Credit:AP

Officials were studying debris at the crash site in the Tashkent area, said Kudret Ozersay, foreign minister of Northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognised only by Turkey.

“According to information I received from our military sources, the cause of the accident that occurred tonight was not … a helicopter or one of our similar vehicles,” Ozersay wrote on Twitter. “Our soldiers, police and firefighters are carrying out inspections and responding at the site.”