Paris IMF letter bomb that injured one was sent from Greece

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A letter bomb that exploded at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) office in Paris was sent from Greece, officials there say.

The IMF employee who opened the letter received hand and face injuries, and staff were evacuated.

It came after a parcel bomb meant for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was intercepted on Wednesday.

Greek far-left group the Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for sending that device.

French President Francois Hollande has noted a “similarity” between the two incidents.

“We are trying to establish the causes of what happened as part of an international investigation,” he said.

IMF director Christine Lagarde condemned the “cowardly act of violence” against IMF staff.

 

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