Blasts hit German football team bus

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-04-12 10:29:05

Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco.

In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team.

Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No other players were hurt.

The state prosecutor said a letter found near the scene was being examined as part of the investigation.

The match was postponed until 18:45 local time (16:45 GMT) on Wednesday.

Dortmund police said that "three explosive charges had detonated" at Hoechsten outside the city at about 19:00 local time.

The first indications were that this was an "attack with serious explosives", they said.

Fans at the 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park were told to stay there until it was safe to leave.

The stadium was later evacuated safely and police thanked the fans for their co-operation.

"As many officers as possible" would be deployed for tomorrow's rescheduled game, they said.

(BBC)

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