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Lagarde condemns explosion at Paris office

The Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) has condemned the explosion in the organisation’s office in Paris.

IMF Managing Director, Ms Christine Lagarde

Lagarde, in a statement in New York, said the explosion injured a member of staff of the organization.

A female employee of IMF had opened a parcel addressed to a senior official of organisation and the letter exploded, injuring her at the hand and face.

“I have been informed about the explosion in the IMF’s Paris office, which caused injuries to one of our staff.

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“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 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,” she said.

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