by Azeez Adeniyi
A letter has exploded after it was opened at the offices in central Paris of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday.
Police sources have said one person was slightly injured by the attack.
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 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.
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