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IMF Paris attack (UPD): French police says Poul Thomsen was target (PHOTOS)

One person wounded – Unconfirmed information for one dead

UPD: 18:07

French policec have said the target of the letter bomb was the IMF’s European Department Director Poul Thomsen. The French authorities are connecting the incident to the explosive package sent to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble on Wednesday. A Greek terrorist organisation called “The Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei” claimed responsiblity for the parcel bomb sent to the German Minister.

A letter bomb has detonated at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in the centre of Paris.
The letter exploded when it was opened this morning.
A police source in France said that one person was slightly injured to the face.
No other damage has been reported from the incident in western Paris, a police official said.
The Paris police department said on Twitter an operation was ongoing at the offices of the IMF and World Bank after a person was hurt following the apparent explosion of a suspect package.

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‘An envelope exploded after it was opened and one person was slightly injured in the offices of the IMF,’ a source told Reuters.
The incident, just six weeks before a presidential election, comes as a militant Greek group Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb mailed to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday.
France remains in a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks over the past two years.
This is a breaking news story and is currently being updated with more information as we get it.

 

 

Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.        REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.       REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.       REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Police outside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices where an envelope exploded in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.       REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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