Incident Summary:

03/29/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting a villa on road to Cargese in Corse-du-Sud, Corsica, France. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the attack occurred prior to French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Corsica and suspected that the attack may have been related to nationalist violence.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Cargese

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the road to Cargese in Corse-du-Sud district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Villa
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden gas cylinder weighing 13 kilograms was used in the attack.
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
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
"Fear of violence haunts Corsica as Macron visits," Oman Observer, April 2, 2019.