IMF letter bomb: One hurt after envelope explosion at Paris office

A booby-trapped letter exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, injuring one person.

François Hollande, the French president, described the explosion as a “terrorist attack”.

“There is no other word for it when you are confronted with a letter bomb,” he said.

The incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a failed letter bomb sent to the German finance ministry on Wednesday.

IMF director Christine Lagarde, who is French, said in a statement that she was informed about the explosion while on a trip to Germany. “I condemn this cowardly act of violence and reaffirm the IMF’s resolve to continue our work in line with our mandate,” she said.

Police said one woman was lightly injured when the package containing what appeared to be a home-made “pyrotechnical device or a large firecracker” blew up at the offices in central Paris.

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Source By http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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