1 injured after letter bomb explodes at International Monetary Fund offices in Paris

A day after an explosive package arrived at the German Finance Ministry, a booby-trapped letter exploded at the International Monetary Fund offices in Paris. One person was slightly injured after opening the letter bomb.
Who sent the letter bomb to the Paris IMF offices? Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

A person was slightly injured when a booby-trapped letter exploded at the International Monetary Fund offices in Paris on Thursday. According to French media outlets, as soon as the victim opened the envelope, the letter bomb exploded. Police officers were rushed to the scene.

This incident occurred just a day after an explosive package was sent to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s office. According to the Berlin Police, the package could have exploded and caused casualties.

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The German investigators stated that the explosive material that the package contained is commonly found in the fireworks industry. The package had Greek stamps on it and the return address was the address of a Greek MP, who did not send the package. Authorities in Germany and Greece continue to investigate the incident.



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