December 31, 1995 in Nation/World

Bombings On Corsica Blamed On Militants

Compiled From Wire Services

Bombs damaged a cafe and two offices Saturday in the latest attacks blamed on militants seeking to end French rule of the Mediterranean island.

Bombs exploded in a government office in Propriano, a building housing a government workers’ union in the port of Ajaccio and a cafe in Port-Vecchio. No one was injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Corsican separatists who have claimed other recent attacks. A bank, a real estate office and a fabric shop were damaged Thursday and Friday.

Corsican militant groups are battling French rule despite having been granted limited autonomy by Paris.

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