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Small explosion hits police office in Corsica ahead of candidate's visit

Small explosion hits police office in Corsica ahead of candidate's visit

A small gas bomb hit a police station in Corsica overnight, officials said Monday, as French presidential front-runner Nicolas Sarkozy was to arrive on the Mediterranean island for a campaign stop.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, and there was no apparent link between the explosion and Sarkozy's visit.
A gas bomb hit a police headquarters in Montesoro in the northern part of the island, blackening the walls and damaging an electrical transformer, police said. No one was injured.
Corsican nationalists frequently target police and government buildings and summer homes of federal officials on the island in overnight bombings designed to avoid casualties.
Sarkozy, who built a tough-on-crime reputation as interior minister and leads polls ahead of Sunday's presidential runoff, was to visit Porto Vecchio in southern Corsica later Monday.


Updated : 2021-03-03 11:31 GMT+08:00