Three explosions hit bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team

The bus that contained the players for Germany's football sports club, Borussia Dortmund, had been hit by three explosives which according to police was intentionally directed towards them.

The team was on its way to their first game against the AS Monaco of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals match. One of the players got injured and had to miss the match last Wednesday.

According to BBC, the head of the Dortmund police officials said that the explosion on Signal Iduna Park was directly targeted to the players of the team. It reportedly happened at around 7:15 in the evening and the location of the explosion was approximately 10 kilometres from the team's stadium. The three explosives resulted to broken windows on some parts of the bus and one of the players obtained an injury.

Defender, Marc Bartra, obtained a fractured arm due to the pieces of glasses from the window and shrapnel. He reportedly had to be taken to a hospital right away and it was announced that he had to undergo a surgery for his arm. This will result for Bartra to miss future games with the team on the Champions League. Fortunately, other players and staff inside the bus were not hurt.

More information from the Dortmund police revealed that the undetonated devices used for the explosives were inside the vicinity of the Borussia Dortmund team's hotel. The devices were also reportedly hidden behind a hedge. Aside from this, a letter near the crime scene was also recovered by the police and it is currently checked for authentication to further find out the penetrator.

The match was subsequently postponed until Wednesday, in which Dortmund suffered a loss against Monaco 2-3. The team's manager, Thomas Tuchel, expressed his disappointment with the league for not postponing the match for more days than what was decided, saying the players were still in shock with the incident. The league sent a message to the team, wishing Bartra for a speedy recovery. 

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