A makeshift bomb detonated around 22:00 (local time) outside a tax office in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard department) on Monday, February 18. The explosion reportedly did not result in any casualties or damage. Officials indicate the device comprised of a firecracker, battery, and wires, and authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Residual disruptions in the vicinity of the tax office are possible.
Individuals in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report all suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.