Cyprus: 12 killed as stolen arms cache explodes

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July 11, 2011
Telegraph [UK]    
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"At least 12 people were killed when a depot containing seized Iranian arms exploded at Cyprus's main naval base, destroying the island's biggest power station resulting in widespread blackouts. ... The arms were seized when local authorities, under pressure from the United States, impounded a Cypriot-flagged, Russian-owned ship, MV Monchegorsk, which had been hired by a state-owned Iranian shipping line to deliver a shipment to Latakia in Syria." (07/11/11)

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