Cyprus bomb defused

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Bomb disposal experts yesterday defused a device found on a British Army base in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence said.

The "primitive" bomb, consisting of two half-sticks of TNT, was found attached to a water pumping station on the Sovereign Army base near the Greek-Cypriot town of Akrotiri.

A disposal team disarmed the device, which was well away from any inhabited areas. No one was injured in the incident.

An MoD spokesman said: "It was a pretty primitive device which was successfully defused. There have been no claims of responsibility for planting it."