Letter bomb explodes at IMF offices in Paris

Letter bomb explodes at IMF offices in Paris

The bomb exploded outside the IMF headquarters in Paris (Credit: @CityAM)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A bomb has exploded at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris.

It is reported one person has been injured in the blast, although full details are still emerging.

A Greek far-left movement, the Conspiracy of Fire Cells, has claimed responsibility for causing the blast. The IMF was part of a group of three lenders known as 'the Troika' which bailed out the Greek government at the height of its financial crisis.

The group has also claimed responsibility for planting an explosive package at the German Finance Ministry yesterday (Wednesday). The bomb was detected before it could detonate.

The group said: "We still have the rage. We sent the package to Germany's finance minister as part of the second act of Nemesis Plan."