And the violence continues...
DHERINIA, Cyprus (AP) Turkish troops on Wednesday
killed a Greek Cypriot demonstrator and wounded 11 other people in the
second fatal clash this week in the buffer zone of this
war-divided island nation.
Police spokesman Glafcos Xenos identified the slain protester
as Solomos Spirou Solomou, 26, from Paralimni, southeast Cyprus.
One of the wounded, he said, was a 59-year-old woman who was
shot in the abdomen. The others included two United Nations
peacekeepers and two Cypriot policemen.
Waldimar Rokoszewki, spokesman for the 1,200-strong U.N.
peacekeeping force in Cyprus, told the state-run Cyprus
Broadcasting Corp. that one soldier was wounded in the arm and
another in the back.
He would not give their nationalities or elaborate on their
condition but the official Cyprus News Agency said they were
British. The agency gave no source for its information.
Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, meanwhile, called for an
urgent meeting later Wednesday of the National Security Council
to discuss the latest spate of violence.
Clerides chairs the council, which groups key cabinet
ministers and political party leaders and debates issues of
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