Bomber caught planting device

35 year old Recep Gani was yesterday found guilty of planting a bomb under the car of businessman Cetin Atalay. He appeared at Kyrenia Court and was sentenced to 3 years in jail.

Having arrived arrived in North Cyprus from Turkey in 1999 under a tourist visa, Mr Gani was known in the Kyrenia area under his nickname ‘the bomber’. He was caught red-handed attempting to plant an explosive device under the car of Kyrenia businessman Cetin Atalay designed to detonate when the car door was opened. He confessed to the charges and helped the police with their investigations. Mr Gani may also be implicated in a number of failed bombing attempts in recent years.

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