Spanish Defender Injured as Bomb Blasts Rock Borussia Dortmund Team Bus

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Explosions erupted near a Borussia Dortmund team bus as Dortmund, Germany, was preparing to host AS Monaco in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League soccer quarterfinals, local police said in a tweet.
Twenty-six-year-old Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured and rushed to a hospital, the team said in a tweet.
The initial report was of one blast, but police later said there were three. The cause was not yet known, CNN reports.

The damaged Dortmund bus

Later, another explosive device was discovered at the hotel where the team was staying, according to an Australian news website, 9News Australia.

“UPDATE: There are reports another explosive device has been discovered at the hotel where Borussia Dortmund were staying. “, it tweeted.

Following the development, the match between Dortmund and AS Monaco was postponed.

“We’re sorry we have to cancel all stadium tours for Wednesday, 12 April. Thanks for your understanding”, the club said in a tweet.

German Police said it was examining a letter found at the blast scene.


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