Incident Summary:

6/26/2000: Workers found a bomb in the vicinity of the Kleber Center, a government conference center, near the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, France. The bomb consisted of 23 sticks of dynamite, an alarm clock, and two detonators; the batteries failed, so the bomb did not detonate. A Corsican separatist group, the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC), claimed responsibility for the failed attack and stated that the bomb was supposed to explode early Monday. The FLNC stated that the French government was responsibly for a policy of eradication of their community.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the vicinity of the International Conference Center near the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity French government property
Specific Description The Kleber Center, a government conference center
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the vicinity of the Kleber Center and a construction site
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
23 sticks of dynamite with an alarm clock as a timer and two detonators
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 Sources differ on the number of sticks of dynamite; estimate range between 23 and 25 sticks.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"France - terrorism bomb found near Paris conference center," EFE News Service, June 26, 2000.
"Bomb found near Paris conference centre," Reuters, June 26, 2000.
"Corsican separatists say they were behind Paris bomb," Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2000.