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Bomb Attack in Corsica Injures Three

A bomb ripped through a post office on the troubled French island of Corsica on Monday, injuring three bystanders and badly damaging the building, police said. Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack in the northern town of Folelli, but such bombings are often the work of Corsican nationalists fighting for more independence from Paris. Monday’s attack was unusual, however, because it was carried out in the middle of the day and coincided with France’s Bastille Day celebrations. Most attacks target empty buildings overnight, and injuries are rare. “It was made to kill, it’s not possible, it makes no sense, it’s scandalous,” the mayor of Folelli, Jospeh Castelli, told French radio. The bombing came after a Paris court on Friday handed eight Corsican separatists prison sentences ranging from 15 years to life for their roles in the 1998 killing of the highest official in Corsica. Full Story

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