Incident Summary:

10/24/2000: A small bomb damaged the Ajaccio, France political office of conservative lawmaker, Roland Francisci, who was known for his fierce opposition to an accord aimed at giving greater autonomy to Corsica. The entrance to the office was damaged by the explosion. No one was injured. No one claimed responsibility for the blast, but there was speculation that it may have been linked to Francisci's opposition to the plan worked out by Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.




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 Roland Francisci
Specific Description Ajaccio Office of Roland Francisci
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
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
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
“Small bomb blast in Corsica at office of conservative opposition,” Associated Press Worldstream, October 24, 2000.
“France: Bomb Attack Against Corsican Deputy's Office Causes Minor Damage,” Paris Radio France Internationale, October 24, 2000.