Incident Summary:

11/25/1999: A bomb exploded at the Social Security office in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. The blast caused serious damage to five floors of the building. Nearby cars were blown from their parking spots. Several people were injured in the attack. In addition to this attack, the nearby Department of Transportation Headquarters was also bombed.

GTD ID:
199911250003

When:
1999-11-25

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Corsica

City:
Ajaccio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of France
Specific Description Social Security Office Ajaccio, Corsica
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/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Clandestini Corsi Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Corsica blasts renew fears of separatist violence,” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), November 27, 1999.
“Two bombs explode after caller threatens blasts,” Associated Press Worldstream, November 25, 1999.
“France Beefs Up Security in Corsica After Bomb Attacks,” Paris France Info Radio, November 27, 1999.