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Paris: Letter bomb explodes at France office of IMF, one injured

Paris police say a letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), lightly injuring one employee in the hands and face after opening a letter which exploded on Thursday, police said.

A police official said no other damage has been reported in the incident in western Paris on Thursday. It is unclear who sent the letter. Police experts are at the scene, said the official, who was not authorised to be publicly named.

The IMF office in France did not immediately respond to calls. Several people were evacuated from the building "as a precaution", a police source said. Further details on the incident are awaited.

France remains in a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks over the past two years.

With inputs from AFP and AP

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Updated Date: Mar 16, 2017 17:23:43 IST