Cyprus Police are on alert and have asked their Greek counterparts for a thorough briefing and exchange of information on this week’s averted terrorist attack in the heart of Athens.
Two Pakistani nationals were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly planning mass-casualty terrorist attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets in Greece.
Philenews also reported on Friday that, following a letter from Interpol, Cyprus authorities have requested thorough information on the specific matter from Greece for evaluation purposes.
This is probably because a similar terrorist attack was averted in Cyprus in 2021 – after a tip-off from Israel’s Mossad spy agency. At the time, six people had been arrested – four Pakistanis, one Lebanese and an Azeri national.
At the same time, a press officer at Police headquarters said that after evaluation of initial information sent it seems nothing indicates the two men were planning targets in Cyprus.
However, the case is closely and constantly monitored and any additional information gathered by Athens or Mossad which aided the Greek investigation, will also be forwarded to Nicosia.