Incident Summary:

06/23/2001: Three unidentified members of the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) detonated a bomb in an empty residence in Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud department, Corsica, after making the guard of the housing development let them into the home. No one was injured, but the home was destroyed. The men wrote the group name's acroynym FLNC on a wall of the residence.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
A residence in a development of houses in Bonifacio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Private residence in Bonifacio
Specific Description Private residence in a housing development in Bonifacio, and the guard of the development
Nationality of Target Corsica
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
No weapon detail was provided.
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 It seemed that the attackers claimed they were FLNC when they kidnapped the guard, as well as the writing on the wall of the residence.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Corsican separatists bomb villa," Associated Press, June 24, 2001.