A deadly fight between British soldiers and tourists in Ayia Napa took place in an area of the resort that is out-of-bounds for troops.
Connie Pierce, a British military spokeswoman, said the attack took place in an area of the island that British soldiers are told to avoid because of previous incidents.
After the rape and murder of Danish tour guide Louise Jensen by British servicemen in 1994, the centre of Ayia Napa was declared off limits to soldiers.
In 2008, nine British soldiers went on trial accused of trashing a pub and beating up its owner during a mass bar brawl. All were acquitted.