Cyprus referee offices damaged by pipebomb
13 October 2014, 15:14
Nicosia - A small pipe bomb exploded outside the offices of Cyprus's referees association on Monday, police said, confirming a second attack on members of the profession in a month.
The small-density explosive caused slight damage outside the Nicosia offices of the association at about 3.30 a.m. (0030 GMT), a police spokesman said.
A fire bomb was recently thrown at the home of an assistant referee in the coastal town of Limassol. There have been no arrests.
Also read: Police detonate 70 year old bomb
Cypriot soccer occasionally experiences outbursts of violence and referees are regularly targeted.
Earlier this year, a bomb damaged the car of a prominent international referee and head of the association, triggering the postponement of matches for a weekend after a boycott by officials.