Incident Summary:

02/06/1998: A top French administrator in Ajaccio on the island of Corsica, Claude Erignac, was shot dead on a sidewalk. The Corsican National Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack. No one else was killed or injured in the attack.

GTD ID:
199802060001

When:
1998-02-06

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Corsica

City:
Ajaccio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Government Official
Specific Description Claude Erignac
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Slaying of Prefect Draws Local Calls for Crackdown," AAP Newsfeed, February 14, 1998.
"Terror Group Rocks Island," Birmingham Evening Mail, February 10, 1998.