Greece

Bomb Explodes Outside Former Greek Finance Minister's Home

Yannos Panantoniou was not injured

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(Reuters)—A small makeshift bomb exploded outside the home of a former Greek finance minister on Friday, torching two of his cars but causing no injuries, police said.

Homemade bomb attacks against politicians—usually gas canisters or explosives packed together—have been on the rise as Greece suffers record unemployment and a fifth year of recession. There is widespread anger among Greeks worn down by austerity.