Incident Summary:

12/2/2000: Following an anonymous tip, two explosive devices were discovered in a car parked in front of a military installation in Ajaccio, Corsica Island, France. Experts successfully defused the devices that consisted of 200 kilograms of nitrate fuel. Several weeks later, the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) claimed responsibility for the failed attempt, stating it was "a warning to the forces of repression".




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In front of a military installation in Ajaccio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Corsican military
Specific Description Personnel in the vicinity of a military installation in Corsica
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two explosives devices consisting of 200 kilograms of nitrate fuel
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 Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) also claimed responsibility for two other incidents when they claimed responsibility for this incident. None of their claims have been confirmed.
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
"Police dismantle explosives in car at Corsican military HQ," Agence France-Presse, December 2, 2000.
"Bomb explodes outside police station," Associated Press, December 5, 2000.
"Corsican group claims responsibility for bombing," Associated Press, December 20, 2000.