Envelope explodes at IMF office in Paris, injuring one


An envelope exploded inside the International Money Fund office in Paris on Thursday, slightly injuring one person, police sources told Reuters.

"An operation is underway for a person injured by a suspicious package with, according to preliminary information, a firework inside," a spokesperson for the Paris police told the Independent. 

Officials also told the Independent that threatening phone calls had been made to the IMF office prior to the attack, but a connection could not immediately be confirmed. 

The blast comes just one day after a Greek militant group claimed responsibility for a similar parcel bomb mailed to the office of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

On the same day as the explosion, France issued a terror attack following a separate incident where gunshots were reported at a school in the southern town of Grasse.