February 10, 1957

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 9 – The heroic Cypriot patriots’ struggle against the British colonists is intensifying day by day. Late last night, 300 armed Cypriots wearing masks attacked a British police station at Evripos, about 30 miles west of Nicosia. Although the official British statement was extremely brief and did not refer, for obvious reasons, to what exactly took place at the police station, it appears that the Cypriot fighters opened fire on the station’s guards, causing considerable damage. Meanwhile, in a village south of Famagusta, a bomb exploded near two British air force buildings without causing damage or claiming victims, it was announced. Another bomb was tossed into a cafe in Lefkoniko, east of Nicosia, injuring two Cypriots. Seven people were arrested. Elsewhere, a 9-year-old boy was killed and an 11-year-old seriously injured by a bomb that was thrown at a military vehicle in a suburb of Nicosia. The two Greek boys had been playing by the roadside. It has been announced that security forces have found a weapons cache on Mount Troodos.