Incident Summary:

01/22/2006: A tax office in Aix-en-Provence, France, was minimally damaged in a bomb attack claimed by the FLNC (Corsican National Liberation Front) 22 October wing. The man planting the bomb, Alexandre Vincenti, was killed when the bomb detonated prematurely. Another man, Dominique Pasqualaggi, was believed to have been present at the planting of the bomb as well.

GTD ID:
200601220004

When:
2006-01-22

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

City:
Aix-en-Provence

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Tax office
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/Bombs/Dynamite 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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Arms Caches, Dynamite Found in France After Separatist Bomb Attack," France Info Radio, January 23, 2006.
"Corsican nationalist faces probe over bomb attack in southern France," AFP (Domestic Service), January 26, 2006.
Rachna Uppal, "Explosion in Southern French City Blamed on Corsican," World Markets Analysis, January 24, 2006.