Explosions Hit Bars in France

2011-01-19  Xinhua

Two bars located in the district of Cannes in Ajaccio, the largest city on Corsica Island of France, were virtually destroyed by separate bombings early Tuesday morning, local media reported Tuesday.

Inquired by Xinhua in telephone, an Ajaccio resident confirmed the explosions, saying “damages are considerable” and affected apartments and vehicles parked nearby.

According to the same source, the double explosions occurred at about two o’clock in the morning with a few minutes’ interval.

Three people slightly injured in the incident were carried to a hospital for treatment while twenty households were evacuated for fear of gas leaks.

District official told local media that around 15 kilograms of explosives were likely used in the attacks.

An investigation was started to look for the cause. The attacks have not been claimed so far.

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