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One killed as bombs hit Corsica island.

Summary: Paris: A man was killed and bombs caused damage to around 20 holiday homes in ...

Paris : A man was killed and bombs caused damage to around 20 holiday homes in a spate of overnight violence in Corsica ahead of the French Mediterranean island's national identity day yesterday. Corsica has long been dogged by bloodshed linked to demands for independence from France as well as feuding criminal gangs. The latest violence came two weeks after Interior Minister Manuel Valls and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira visited from Paris to promise increased resources to improve security. Investigative sources said a 32-year-old man who claimed to be a member of the National Front for the Liberation of Corsica (FLNC) was arrested in the town of Calvi on Friday, just before the violence erupted, when explosives were found in his car. A man was shot dead in his car in Calvi during the violence. He had been under police surveillance after being released from prison. About 20 holiday homes, unoccupied at the time, were damaged by bomb explosions.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Dec 9, 2012
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