German authorities say soccer team was likely target of explosions that injured player – Los Angeles Times

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening, slightly injuring a player.

The police chief for the German city of Dortmund said it’s not clear yet who was behind the explosions. Chief Gregor Lange told reporters late Tuesday that police decided at an early stage that the soccer team was the target of the explosions and are not excluding any possible angles in their investigation.

A prosecutor said a letter found outside the hotel the team bus was departing from when the explosions happened “takes responsibility for the act.” Prosecutor Sandra Luecke said authorities won’t give details of the letter at this stage, citing the ongoing investigation.

Borussia Dortmund’s match against Monaco was canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday.


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