Letter bomb blast at IMF Paris office; one hurt

 A letter bomb exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face, police said.

Employees were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument in the heart of the capital “as a precaution” after the late morning explosion, a police source said.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde condemned it as a “cowardly act of violence”. She reaffirmed “the IMF’s resolve to continue our work in line with our mandate”, according to a statement issued by her office. AFP


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