Letter bomb that blew up in Paris' IMF HQ was sent from Greece

Letter bomb that blew up in Paris' IMF HQ was sent from GreeceA letter bomb that was dispatched to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris and blew up on Thursday, injuring the employee who opened it, was sent from Greece, the Greek public order minister has said.

This is reported by The Guardian.

Greek intelligence officials are working on the assumption that the blast in the French capital may have been orchestrated by an urban guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb sent to the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, on Wednesday.

That suspicion was bolstered on Thursday when Nikos Toskas said he had been told the IMF letter bomb had been contained in an envelope with a Greek return address. “French authorities just informed us that it was mailed from Greece,” Toskas told Ant1 Television.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Paris letter bomb, which was reported to have burned the IMF staff-member on her face and arms as she opened it.

The explosion was caused by a “fairly homemade” device, the French capital’s police chief, Michel Cadot, told reporters.
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