A dozen houses, most of them second homes, were targeted during the night of almost simultaneous explosions occurred in towns around Ajaccio, according to the Ajaccio prosecutor’s office. The attacks were carried out last night in Corsica in sixteen towns on the French island and no victims have been reported, reports Afp.
Two people were surprised and treated by firefighters after the explosion in their villa, in Coti-Chiavari, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Ajaccio, around 4:10 a.m. while they were inside. Both “had to receive hospital care,” according to one of the Emergency personnel who stated that their condition did not require concern.
Most of the targets of these attacks are “second residences or homes under construction or unoccupied,” he told The world Nicolas Septe, prosecutor of Ajaccio, who opened an investigation for “destruction by dangerous means and transportation of explosives.” He also notified the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office (PNAT).
In the absence of a claim for the attacked houses, action by the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) is suggested. Prosecutor Septe has no doubt that it is a “blue night”, which bears the signature of the Corsican underground movement, because it is “simultaneously and is deployed in different parts of the territory,” he said.
Several explosions were heard starting at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday in the surroundings of Ajaccio but also in Bastiain numerous towns, such as Viggianello, Vico or even Lecciin the south of the known as Beauty Islandwhere three adjoining towns were affected, according to the Emergency services.