Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Corsica: Three People Found Shot Dead On French Island

Three people have been found shot dead in a car on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

The bodies were discovered in a village near the town of Corte in the north of the island, which has suffered three decades of low-level violence by separatists opposed to French rule.

A dozen men have been shot dead in Corsica since the start of the year. Police say some of them were victims of score-settling in ongoing feuds.

The deaths come less than a week after a family from Britain was gunned down in the French Alps.

Saad al Hilli, his wife Iqbal and her mother were found dead in their car in a forest car park near the village of Chevaline on Wednesday. A French cyclist was also killed. Read More