Explosions in Corsica target holiday homes: a separatist organization calls for an attack | outside

The separatist organization FLNC, or the so-called Corsican National Liberation Front, claimed responsibility for a series of explosions that struck Corsica on Sunday night. This is what the local newspaper “Cours-Matin” wrote. The attack mainly targeted holiday homes in Ajaccio.

About twenty explosions occurred near the capital, Ajaccio, on Sunday night. The main targets were the second homes of French citizens, villas under construction and the former tax office. No injuries have been reported so far.

“France abroad”

On Monday, the National Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack and wrote the message “France is abroad.”

Fire engines are parked near damaged homes. © Agence France-Presse

independence

Corsica has been demanding independence from France for years, and this is often accompanied by fires and bombings.

Ten days ago, President Emmanuel Macron visited her. He also offered Al Jazeera “independence within the republic,” which was not well received by everyone. Macron warned that such reform would be impossible without the approval of the French state.

French President Emmanuel Macron in Corsica at the end of September.
French President Emmanuel Macron in Corsica at the end of September. © Agence France-Presse

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