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Letter bomb explodes at IMF's Paris office, one injured

A Woman Suffered Injuries To Her Hands After A Bomb Reportedly Concealed In An Envelope Exploded At The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Paris Office On Thursday, Police Said. The Explosion Triggered Chaos Around The IMF Office And Several People Were Evacuated From The Building Near The Arc De Triomphe Monument As A Precaution.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 16 Mar 2017, 05:52:48 PM
Letter bomb explodes at IMF's Paris office, one injured. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

A woman suffered injuries to her hands after a bomb reportedly concealed in an envelope exploded at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Paris office on Thursday, police said. The explosion triggered chaos around the IMF office and several people were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument "as a precaution".

Although no link has been established at this stage, a Greek far-left group claimed 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.

The French capital has been on high alert following a spate of high-profile terrorist attacks in the past two years.


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First Published : 16 Mar 2017, 05:16:00 PM

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