By Alex Chapman For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 21:09 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 22:05 GMT, 1 March 2019
A former Australian motorcycle club president has been left severely injured after a car bomb caught him in the explosion.
Amad 'Jay' Malkoun's Mercedes was engulfed in flames when he tried to start it in suburban Athens on Friday at about 10am local time.
The 56-year-old ex-president of the Victorian Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang was rushed to hospital with 'serious' injuries.
Former Comanchero bikie president Amad Malkoun (pictured) was injured in a car explosion
Local police and the bomb squad cordoned off the area surrounding the blast (pictured)
Local police and the bomb squad cordoned off the area surrounding the blast.
Three adjacent cars were also damaged in the explosion, though no other injuries were reported, according to local media.
The police bomb squad did find residue of an explosive device, potentially dynamite, in front of Malkoun's car.
Malkoun was only saved by a pair of passing young men, who opened the burning car door and dragged him out.
He was taken for immediate surgery at the Asklipieio General Hospital in Voula, south of the Greek capital, for serious burns.
Post-surgery, doctors said he was in a serious but stable condition.
Detectives are understood to have found dynamite residue out the front of the Mercedes
Malkoun was saved by a pair of young men who opened the door of the burning car and dragged him out
Malkoun is a convicted heroin trafficker and headed the Victorian faction of the Comancheros from 2009 to 2013.
He then left Australia with his family before moving to Greece in 2017, reportedly living in 'exile'.
The attack draws parallels to