Incident Summary:

01/19/2006: A villa under construction in Sagone, Corsica, which belonged to a family living in mainland France, was the target of a failed bomb attack. Workers arriving at the construction site dismantled the bomb and noticed the inscription ‘FNLC’ on the wall.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Villa under construction
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Time Fuse
Weapon Details
The explosive device made up of three gas bottles. One was filled with a mixture of sugar and sodium chlorate and attached to an electric detonator which failed to go off, the same sources said. According to investigators on the scene, it was a "very large" bomb and would have caused "a great deal of damage" if it had exploded.
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 I Francesi Fora" ("French out", in Corsican) was also written on the wall.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
“Villa Targeted in Failed Bomb Attack in Corsica,” AFP (Domestic Service), January 19, 2006.
“Corsican Group Claims 17 Attacks, Vows to Step Up Fighting,” AFP (Domestic Service), January 20, 2006.
“Flat, Villa Damaged in Separate Attacks in Corsica,” AFP (Domestic Service), January 20, 2006.