Eight bombs exploded in and near Paris, France on Thursday (25 October) in what Reuters News Agency reported was an apparent demonstration of Corsican autonomist anger.
Eight bombs exploded in and near Paris, France on Thursday (25 October) in what Reuters News Agency reported was an apparent demonstration of Corsican autonomist anger. The blasts were aimed mainly at government property.
SYNOPSIS: An army deport???at Cormeuve, north of Paris, was one of the targets. Two bombs destroyed a fuel tank but firemen prevented the flames from spreading to other tanks nearby. No one was hurt in the blasts.
The series of explosions was the third major incident of its kind in the French capital this year. Not all the ??? exploded.
A petrol station a Velleneuve-le-Roi southeast of Paris was damaged by one of the explosions. Police said that after the early morning attacks, an anonymous caller claimed responsibility on behalf of the banned Corsican National Liberation Front. The same group claimed responsibility for one of the earlier bombing attacks, in May this year (1979). The petrol station was little damaged.
At the Bercy rail freight terminal three wagons were destroyed. Separatists say the major sources of tension in Corsica are French settlers who fled Algeria after independence, and bought up the best Corsican land, depriving he local inhabitants. And they say the presence of Legionnaires shows France rules Corsica like a colony.