Three shot dead in car on French island of Corsica
THREE people have been shot dead in a car on the French island of Corsica.
The attack comes less than a week after four people were killed in Annecy, near the Franco-Swiss border. The bodies were found in the northern part of the Mediterranean island, near the town of Corte, which has been the epicentre of thirty years of low-level violence by those opposed to French rule.
Seven supermarkets in and around the island’s main city Ajaccio were hit by explosions on Monday, causing minor damage. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blasts.
Corsica has the highest per capita number of supermarkets of any French region, and a planned new hypermarket on the outskirts of Ajaccio was scrapped following complaints.
Recent years have seen bombings by the Corsican National Liberation Front, although these attacks have mainly been aimed at holiday properties.
12 men have been shot dead in Corsica since the beginning of 2012, with some believed to be victims of ongoing feuds.
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