The video game community is to blame for a bomb attack on their house, the intended targets have said.

Three men have been arrested after throwing pipe bombs into the New Jersey home of the Bezerra family.

Bombs were thrown into the family’s teenage daughter's room as well as the mother’s bedroom.

At least two of the three detonated, causing moderate damage to the house. No-one was harmed in the attack.

The Bezerra’s told CBS News that they believed the attacks were somehow related to their oldest son’s involvement in a video game community.

Further details on the connection are expected to emerge once the case goes to trial.