Explosions Hit Borussia Dortmund’s Bus in Germany, 1 Wounded
APRIL 11, 2017 New York Times
BERLIN — As many as three explosions damaged the bus of one ofGermany’s most storied soccer teams as it headed to its stadium in Dortmund on Tuesday, wounding one player and forcing postponement of the match, an important playoff in a major European championship.
The Dortmund police chief, Gregor Lange, said at a late-night news conference that “we assume it was a targeted attack” on the Borussia Dortmund team. The wounded player, Marc Bartra of Spain, was undergoing surgery on his right wrist, a spokesman for the team said.
Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive, said that “three explosive devices” had detonated near a hotel outside Dortmund where the players were staying.
The state prosecutor told reporters that a letter claiming responsibility had been discovered near the site…
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