Incident Summary:

11/11/1999: Three people were tied up by guerillas from the Fronte di Liberazione Naziunale di a Corsica (FLNC) who threatened to blow up area houses. The victims managed to free themselves six hours later. No casualties were reported from the incident.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians in Saint-Florent
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 8
Outcome Hostage(s) escaped (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Rope or Other Strangling Device
Weapon Details
The men tied up their victims, but there were no reports of additional weapons in the attack.
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
Additional Information The victims were tied up for the purpose of either scaring them into thinking there was an explosion, or to set an explosion that never occurred. They freed themselves 6 hours later and reported the incident. This was 1 of 2 related attacks (cf. 199911110004).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
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
"Overnight bomb attacks on second homes,” Agence France Presse, November 12, 1999.
"World Digest,” Birmingham Post, November 13, 1999.