Bomb explosion targets Borussia Dortmund team bus, one injured / Pics

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - An explosion involving Borussia Dortmund’s team bus prior to their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco has left at least one person injured.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed their team bus was involved in an explosion ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco with defender Marc Bartra reported to have been taken to hospital.

Dortmund Police said some windows were broken on the bus while others were completely blown out as three blasts went off.

At this stage it is unclear what caused the explosion, police added.

“According to current knowledge the windows of the bus (whole or partial) were shattered and one person was injured. It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded.”

A bomb exploded at the team bus next to the hotel. The players are safe. There is no danger at the stadium.

A tweet from the German club’s official Twitter account an hour before kick-off at the Westfalenstadion had first alerted news of an incident. “At our bus departure, an incident has occurred. One person was injured. More information to follow,” it read.

A later tweet read: “Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Players in security. No danger at the stadium. More information to follow.”

Reports in Germany named the injured person as Spain international Bartra, with the 26-year-old having been taken to a local hospital. According to Bild, an explosive was deposited on the street in front of the bus although police have yet to give any more details.


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