Incident Summary:

10/23/1998: The Front Nationale (FN) office was the target of a bomb attack in Marseille, France. There were no casualties or damages reported. A group called the Partisan Sharpshooters claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Front Nationale
Specific Description Front Nationale office in Marseille, France
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Additional Information A group called Partisan Sharpshooters claimed responsibility for the attack. The group had previously bombed two other National Front offices in Marseille after a young African was killed by Front members.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Partisan Sharpshooters Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Far-right National office bombed in southern France”, Hong Kong Agence France Presse, October 24, 1998.
“France: National Front Premises in Marseille Bombed”, Paris France Info-Radio, October 24, 1998.
“National Front office bombed; third since immigrant murdered”, The Associated Press, October 24, 1998.