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Professor injured from suspected parcel bomb

All Headlines 09:30 June 13, 2017

SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- A university professor was injured from an unidentified blast that went off from a parcel delivery Tuesday.

The explosion occurred at an engineering faculty building of Yonsei University in the western part of Seoul at around 8:41 a.m., according to the police.

Police sent a special operations squad to the scene.

The professor, whose identity has only been revealed by his surname Kim, has apparently suffered burns and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. Kim teaches architecture at the university.

Witnesses told the police, "A parcel suddenly exploded when it was opened." They also said they saw screws pop out of the box.

The police said they are investigating the incident, leaving open the possibility of a terror attack.

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