Incident Summary:

01/23/2006: In a series of related incidents, at least three bomb explosions destroyed approximately 15 chalets at a camping site in Castellare di Casinca in Corsica, France. A fire started by the explosions also destroyed five to six hectares of the surrounding forest. There were no reported injuries and there were no claims of responsibility, though Corsican separatists are generally suspected to be responsible.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Castellare di Casinca

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Fifteen or so chalets at a camping site
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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
“Three More Bomb Explosions Reported in Corsica,” AFP (Domestic Service), January 24, 2006.
“Explosions Pepper Corsica,” UPI, January 24, 2006.
“Police: Two Explosions at Vacation Sites on French Island of Corsica,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 24, 2006.