Monchegorsk: Cypriot naval base explosion
The head of Cyprus' navy, Andreas Ioannides, was among 12 people killed when seized containers of gunpowder exploded its main base. The commander of the Evangelos Florakis base, Lambros Lambrou, also died.
The massive blast at the Evangelos Florakis naval base on the south coast killed at least 12 people and injured 59, state media reported.
The National Guard chief told public radio that the blasts struck among containers of Iranian munitions seized from Cypriot-flagged vessel M/V Monchegorsk in 2009.