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Borussia Dortmund's football team bus hit by 3 explosions

11 Apr 2017 | Written by Romesh Khaddar; Edited by Mansi Motwani
Explosions in the Borussia Dortmund football team bus

The team bus of German Football club Borussia Dortmund was hit by 3 explosions on their way home to the Champion's League quarter-final match against Monaco.

According to the head of Dortmund police, it was a targeted attack on the team.

The bus's windows had shattered and its tyres burst in the blasts.

The explosives went off at 19:00 local time.

In context: Explosions in the Borussia Dortmund football team bus

11 Apr 2017Borussia Dortmund's football team bus hit by 3 explosions

DetailsInformation about the incident

No players were hurt except Marc Bartra who had to undergo an operation after a bone in his wrist was broken.

The match against Monaco has been postponed until 18:45 (16:45 GMT) on Wednesday.

CEO of Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke said the whole team was shocked after the incident.

A letter was discovered at the scene of the incident; it is currently being inspected.

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