Athens bomb explosions target Greek journalist and union official (VIDEO)

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A Greek journalist and a union official were the targets of two separate bomb explosions that took place in Athens, yesterday Tuesday (1/2) according to Greek media.

According to state-run news agency AMNA, unidentified individuals caught on CCTV footage, detonated explosive devices outside the residences of Greek journalist and TV presenter Dimitris Kambourakis and the head of the country’s police union, Vasilis Doumas,.

CCTV footage of the attack on the home of Kambourakis shows a hooded and masked figure placing an explosive device made of small cooking gas canisters outside his apartment building in the quiet southern suburb of Argyroupoli at about 2:30am local time (00:30 GMT).

“I was asleep when I heard a crack and a bang. I went outside and the entire door was on fire. One of the canisters had not exploded,” Kambrouakis told Skai television.

At about the same time, a similar homemade bomb went off in the central Athens district of Kypseli, outside the home of Doumas.

In a statement to the news website Kathimerini.gr, Doumas said he believed the assailant or assailants targeted him for his “opinions”.

“The counterargument cannot be in the form of fire and a threat to life,” he said.

The bomb explosions damaged the facades of buildings in both neighbourhoods.

Police have launched investigations into both incidents, AMNA said.