RESIDENTS of Asgata village, in the Limassol district, were up in arms yesterday on seeing military trucks laden with munitions cut through their community in the early morning hours.
The ordnance was being transported to an army camp near Asgata. It consisted of an unknown quantity of Bofors 50 mm anti-aircraft shells.
The National Guard said later that the trucks had planned to bypass the village using byroads, but as these were closed the vehicles had to double back and cross the village’s main street on their way to the camp – ruining the military’s incognito operation.
Local residents quickly figured out what was happening; they rushed to the nearby army camp, blocking its entrance to stop the trucks from offloading their cargo there.
No disturbances occurred, although the standoff at the camp’s entrance lasted several hours. Read more on Cyprus-Mail