Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dortmund bus attacked as explosions leave Marc Bartra injured and Monaco quarter-final postponed
Three explosions went off next to Borussia Dortmund's team bus on Tuesday night, leaving one player injured and causing the club's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco to be postponed.
According to local police, the blasts were specifically aimed at the bus and a letter claiming responsibility for the attack was recovered from the scene. Investigators are examining the letter's authenticity.
The incident occurred as the team left their hotel in the suburb of Dortmund-Höchsten shortly after 7.00pm local time. Marc Barta, the Dortmund defender, broke a bone in his right wrist in the incident and underwent surgery in hospital.