One person was injured after a letter bomb exploded at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) office in central Paris, today (Thursday).
According to French police operatives, there had been phone threats made against the IMF but there’s no certainty that the calls were linked to the explosive.
The IMF managing director, Christine Largarde has condemned the violent act.
“I have been informed about the explosion in the IMF’s Paris office, which caused injuries to one of our staff. I have been in touch with the office, and my compassion goes to the colleagues there.
“I condemn this cowardly act of violence and reaffirm the IMF’s resolve to continue our work in line with our mandate. We are working closely with the French authorities to investigate this incident and ensure the safety of our staff.”
Christine Lagarde, who has spent five years as the managing director of IMF, is a French citizen.
The Country is set to hold its presidential election in 6 weeks.