Incident Summary:

10/02/1999: In Corsica, France, a building belonging to the Corsica Hydraulic Equipment Office was targeted by the Corsican National Liberation Front in a bomb attack with an explosive device of unknown nature in Aghione commune, near Ghisonaccia. The explosion destroyed the building, as well as a machine that formed part of the irrigation system for the region's fields. The blast also caused significant flooding, but no one was injured in the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Corsica Hydraulic Equipment Office
Specific Description Corsica Hydraulic Equipment Office building in Aghione commune
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Sheep Killed, Buildings Destroyed in Corsica Bombing,” Agence France Presse, October 2, 1999.
"France: New Corsican Separatist Group Claims 8 Attacks,” LCI Television, October 8, 1999.