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Germany: High security deployed following Dortmund bus explosions01:23

Germany: High security deployed following Dortmund bus explosions

Germany, Dortmund
April 12, 2017 at 00:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police blocked off several roads leading to the L'Arrivee Hotel and Spa in Dortmund on Tuesday evening, after series of explosions went off near the Borussia Dortmund team bus as it left the resort ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Monaco.

The football team's defender Marca Bartra was injured in the attack, breaking a bone in his right wrist.

Dortmund Police Chief Gregor Lange said the police "assumed it from the beginning, that this was a specific attack on the BVB team."

Local prosecutor Sandra Luecke revealed that a "letter of confession" was found near the scene.

German police stated that the incident took place at 19.15 CET (17.15 GMT). The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

Germany: High security deployed following Dortmund bus explosions01:23
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Police blocked off several roads leading to the L'Arrivee Hotel and Spa in Dortmund on Tuesday evening, after series of explosions went off near the Borussia Dortmund team bus as it left the resort ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Monaco.

The football team's defender Marca Bartra was injured in the attack, breaking a bone in his right wrist.

Dortmund Police Chief Gregor Lange said the police "assumed it from the beginning, that this was a specific attack on the BVB team."

Local prosecutor Sandra Luecke revealed that a "letter of confession" was found near the scene.

German police stated that the incident took place at 19.15 CET (17.15 GMT). The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

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