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    French Police officers secure the scene near the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on March 16, 2017 in Paris, after a letter bomb exploded in the premises

    World Bank Condemns Explosion at IMF's Paris Office, Confirms Staff Safe

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    The World Bank Group condemns the explosion at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) office in Paris, which injured a person and prompted evacuation of its staff, a World Bank spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — An IMF staffer was slightly injured when a parcel exploded after being opened inside the building, which also hosts the World Bank. French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the explosion was a terrorist act.

    "The World Bank Group condemns this act of violence and our thoughts are with those members of the IMF staff who have been affected," the spokesperson said.

    The spokesperson noted that the World Bank’s office in Paris was evacuated following the incident, but all of its staff are safe.

    The Paris Police Prefecture said the injured person was taken to hospital for treatment and the judicial police took over the investigation.

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