A letter bomb exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face.

Employees were evacuated from the building in the heart of the capital “As a Precaution” after the late morning explosion.

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde condemned it as a “Cowardly Act Of Violence”. She reaffirmed “The IMF’S resolve to continue work in line with their mandate”.