Attack with an anti-tank rocket in Greek Side
Date Added: 18 February 2015, 14:58

 It has been announced by the Police that a 27-year-old man was killed during an attack on the house of Alexis Mavromichalis in Strovolos, in the Greek Cypriot side on Tuesday night. The two perpetrators fired an anti-tank rocket and several rounds of bullets using an AK-47 rifle in the direction of the house before fleeing the scene.

According to the Politis newspaper, although Mavromichalis had been the intended target, he was unharmed by the attack. Instead, the perpetrators hit his security guard, who died shortly after he was rushed to the hospital. Following the attack, police launched a hunt for a car seen leaving the scene and thought to belong to the perpetrators.

Mavromichalis was arrested in March 2014 upon his arrival from Athens at Larnaca airport. He was one of the island’s most wanted, having been linked to the attempted murder of Andreas Gregoriou in 2009, as well as the murder of Andis Hadjicostis in 2010.