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Football player wounded in bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus in Germany

Football player wounded in bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus in GermanyThree explosive devices went off by the side of the bus carrying the German football team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, injuring one player.

This is reported by The Guardian.

The incident occurred at about 7.15pm local time in Dortmund’s Höchstem district, approximately six miles (10km) from the club’s stadium, where they were due to play a Champions League quarter-final against Monaco.

Police confirmed there were three explosions near the bus, breaking some of the vehicle’s windows. The defender Marc Bartra was injured by shards of glass and was taken to a hospital. He was due to undergo surgery on his injured arm to repair a fracture and remove shrapnel.

Later, a fourth, undetonated device was found in the vicinity of the team hotel.

Dortmund police tweeted: “After the initial investigation, we assume that this was an attack with serious explosives.”

Police also revealed they had discovered a letter near the scene of the crime which contained a claim of responsibility for the attack and were trying to authenticate it.
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