Corsican militants set off dozens of bombs
February 2, 1997
Web posted at: 2:25 p.m. EDT (1425 GMT)
BASTIA, Corsica (CNN) -- Banks and government offices were
the targets of more than 50 bombings that exploded early
Sunday on the French-Mediterranean island Corsica.
The Corsican National Liberation Front-Historic Branch, which
has waged a 21-year bombing campaign demanding more autonomy
from Paris, claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings. No
injuries were reported.
The northern town Bastia was hardest hit, with 15 explosions.
The group also claimed responsibility for a bomb found last
week at a post office in Nice, France, and another at an Air
France office in the Riviera city.
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