WORLDPOST

03/16/2017 07:42 am ET

PARIS (Reuters) – A letter exploded when it was opened on the places of work in central Paris of the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) on Thursday and one particular person was barely injured, police sources stated.

The Paris police division stated on Twitter an operation was ongoing on the places of work of the IMF and World Financial institution after an individual was damage following the obvious explosion of a suspect bundle.

“An envelope exploded after it was opened and one particular person was barely injured within the places of work of the IMF,” one police supply advised Reuters.

The incident, simply six weeks earlier than a presidential election, comes as a militant Greek group Conspiracy of Hearth Cells claimed accountability for a parcel bomb mailed to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Sophie Louet and Bate Felix; Writing By Richard Balmforth and John Irish; Enhancing by Adrian Croft)