Letter bomb explodes at IMF’s Paris office, 1 injured

French police say an envelope exploded at IMF office after it was opened and one person was slightly injured


French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the Paris office of the IMF, lightly injuring one person on 16 March 2017. Photo: AP
French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the Paris office of the IMF, lightly injuring one person on 16 March 2017. Photo: AP

Paris: A letter exploded when it was opened at the offices in central Paris of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday and one person was slightly injured, police sources said.

The Paris police department said on Twitter an operation was ongoing at the offices of the IMF and World Bank after a person was hurt following the apparent explosion of a suspect package.

“An envelope exploded after it was opened and one person was slightly injured in the offices of the IMF,” one police source told Reuters.

The incident, just six weeks before a presidential election, comes as a militant Greek group Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb mailed to German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday. Reuters

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