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Briton killed and another wounded in knife attack at Cyprus resort

One British man was fatally stabbed and another wounded during a pre-dawn knife attack at the coastal resort of Ayia Napa, police in Cyprus said.

Famagusta district assistant police chief Georgios Economou said on Sunday the two Britons, both 22 years old, were attacked while they were walking down a busy street by two knife-wielding men shortly after getting into a shoving match with one of them.

Mr Economou said there is no suspicion the attack was terrorism-related. No names have been released.

One Briton died from a stab wound to the neck. The other suffered four stab wounds to his back, but they are not life-threatening.

Mr Economou said, according to witness accounts, the two assailants, who are still being sought, appeared to be foreign nationals.



From Belfast Telegraph