Germany: Terror Attack on Borussia Dortmund
A bomb went off near the bus of the German football team Borussia Dortmund as it prepared to leave the hotel for their home Champions League quarterfinal game, the team has said. Police have confirmed the explosion, but did not say whaty exactly caused it.
Local police tweeted that “there has been an explosion in Dortmund,” and that large police forces have been deployed to the scene, adding, that the situation is still unclear.
There were apparently three explosive devices at the scene, according to the law enforcement.
The wheel rims of the bus were destroyed by the blast and one person was injured, police announced.
The incident occurred around 19:00 (local time) (18:00 GMT) ahead of the team’s Champion League quarterfinal game against AS Monaco.