Cyprus: terror suspect similarity with Bulgaria


NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The justice minister says a man held on suspicion of helping to plan attacks against Israeli tourists on Cyprus displayed similar behavioral patterns to a suicide bomber who killed six in a Bulgarian seaside resort, but has not drawn any links between the two.

Loucas Louca said Monday that the case was "very sensitive," and although the actions were not similar, "some patterns of his behavior were the same with that of the terrorist in the Bulgarian terrorist attack."

He declined to give any further details because he said the investigation is ongoing.

A Cyprus court on Monday renewed a police detention request against the 24-year-old suspect who was arrested two weeks ago following a tip from foreign intelligence agencies.

Bulgarian officials continue to investigate last week's suicide bombing.

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