Paris: One injured in explosion after opening an envelope at IMF

Paris: Police operation is currently ongoing at the IMF/World Bank offices in Paris

By: AFP | New Delhi | Updated: March 16, 2017 6:31:06 pm

An employee at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her hands and face after opening a letter which exploded today, police said. Several people were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument “as a precaution”, a police source said.

Although no link has been established at this stage, a Greek far-left group claimed today that it had sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry in Berlin, more than six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials.

“We claim responsibility for sending a booby-trapped parcel to the German finance minister,” the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei group said in a statement posted on an anti-establishment website.

German police said yesterday that they had discovered the “explosive” package at Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s office building, a day before he was due to host his new US counterpart Steven Mnuchin.

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