Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Will Bolivia see a lithium boom?

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

Read more

FACE-OFF

After Brexit, is a Frexit possible?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Vodafone warns it could move HQ out of UK

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French people against a 'Frexit' referendum

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Turkish Airport Blasts

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

France slammed for support of ex-Chad dictator Hissene Habre

Read more

THE DEBATE

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

Read more

Attackers blow up deputy police chief's car

Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-11-25

Attackers used a homemade incendiary device to blow up a car belonging to a deputy police chief on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Attackers blew up the car of a city deputy police chief in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, which sees frequent attacks by separatists opposed to French rule, officials said Monday.
   
No-one was injured, and no group has claimed responsibility for the overnight attack on the car in Ajaccio in the west of the island, said local state prosecutor Jose Thorel.
   
"A home-made explosive device was placed under the unmarked vehicle which had probably been followed by the perpetrators of the attack" to the car park of the apartment building where it was blown up, he said.
   
Corsica has been plagued by more than 30 years of low-level violence waged by separatists.

Date created : 2008-11-25

COMMENT(S)