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Corsican Separatists Move to Daytime Explosions

Corsican nationalists carried out three bomb attacks on the island yesterday as President Jacques Chirac made his traditional televised 14 July Bastille Day speech, reports Agence France Presse (AFP). A post office in Bastia, in the north of the island, was blown up as Chirac’s speech ended, followed by a smaller blast in a holiday home belonging to a businessman. Later on a drinks company warehouse in the south of the island suffered an attack. Worryingly, the first two took place during the day, although no-one was hurt. Corsica suffers periodic spates of such attacks at sensitive times, but they nearly always take place at night. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the initials of the banned Corsican National Liberation Front (FNLC) were found near the site of the post-office blast, suggesting that its earlier truce has long gone. Full Story

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