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Turks Shoot, Kill Greek Cypriot

Turkish troops fatally shot a 50-year-old Greek Cypriot who was gathering snails Sunday near the buffer zone that divides this Mediterranean island, police said.

Petros Kakoulli was shot near the British army base of Dhekelia in southeastern Cyprus. The base borders the Turkish-occupied zone.

Turkish Cypriot authorities said Kakoulli crossed the cease-fire line into the Turkish-occupied area and had ignored three warning shots fired in the air.

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