Incident Summary:

09/13/2000: On the morning of 09/13/2000, a bomb exploded outside a villa in Sperone town. The entrance to the villa was damaged, but there were no injuries. The villa belonged to Mr. Jacques Dewez, a property developer in the area, and the director of a golf course that was targeted in a 1994 bombing perpetrated by the Corsican National Liberation Front-Traditional Wing (FLNC). Mr. Dewez's wife and an employee were inside when the bomb went off.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description The home of Jacques Dewez, a Property Developer
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used.
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 The attack occurred as trial for 13 FLNC members for a 1994 on the same property as in this incident was beginning.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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: Bomb Attack on Corsican Villa as 13 Separatists on Trial," France Info Radio, September 13, 2000.
"Bomb explodes outside Corsica residence," The Associated Press Worldstream, September 13, 2000.