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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

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