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1 person injured in International Monetary Fund letter bomb attack

One person was injured on Thursday at the International Monetary Fund in Paris after opening an envelope that contained an explosive substance, The Independent reports. The incident comes just a day after police found a package containing an "explosive mixture" at the German Finance Ministry in Berlin, although it is not immediately clear if the two cases are linked.

The German package was sent via the Greek postal service and Greece's interior minister said it was delivered falsely using the name of a member of the country's center-right New Democracy party.

Counter-terrorism police are on the scene in Paris.