Incident Summary:

05/02/2017: Assailants threw an incendiary device at a bank branch in Corte, Corsica, France. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two coordinated attacks overnight. Corsican nationalists claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also noted that "support to our brothers" and "liberta PJG" were spray-painted at the scene of the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Credit Agricole
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Corsica
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was used in the attack.
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
Corsican Nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"A new clandestine group claims attacks in Corsica," France 3 TV, June 23, 2017.
"Upper Corsica: a real estate agency targeted by a gas bomb attack," Le Parisien, May 3, 2017.
"Credit Agricole attack in Biguglia: the bank also targeted at Corte," France 3 TV, May 2, 2017.