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Letter bomb explodes at International Monetary Fund office in Paris, injuring one

Letter bomb explodes at International Monetary Fund office in Paris, injuring one

A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, slightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks.

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

After Thursday's explosion in Paris, staff members at the IMF office were evacuated, and armed soldiers and police guarded the area, in a chic western district of the city.

It is unclear who sent the homemade explosive, which was like a “big firecracker” and sent by regular mail, said Paris Police Chief Michel Cadot. The IMF office had received...

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