The offices of two former ministers, housed in the same building in downtown Athens, were targeted by arsonists late Monday night, causing minor material damage at one of the offices while the home-made incendiary device at the second office failed to explode.

A makeshift fire-bomb comprising three small propane canisters exploded at 10:20 p.m. at the entrance to the mezzanine level office of New Democracy (ND) former culture minister Fani Palli-Petralia on central Akademias street. Two of the canisters exploded, causing minor material damage to the entrance of the office.

A second mechanism, comprising five small propane canisters, had been placed outside PASOK former environment minister Vasso Papandreou's 5th-floor office, but did not explode.