The "explosive charges" were found in front of the treasury and the department of public finances in Bastia commune, according to the BFMTV.
"I firmly condemn this foiled attack on a public finance centre in Bastia … An attack on a tax centre is an attack on the Republic," Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted.
🔵🔴Je condamne fermement cette tentative d’attaque lâche contre un centre des finances publiques à #Bastia. Tout mon soutien aux agents de la @dgfip_officiel. Attaquer un centre des impôts c’est attaquer la République. Je souhaite que les auteurs soient retrouvés et punis. https://t.co/NlsGLsIUNF— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) April 1, 2019
A bomb squad was reportedly called in when the first bomb was discovered in the morning. A second explosive device was found hours later, prompting an evacuation.