Three roadside bombs that struck Borussia Dortmund team bus were detonated by mobile phone
The explosion that hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Monaco was a targeted attack against the team, German police say.
The three explosions happened as Borussia Dortmund was leaving the LArrivee Hotel and Spa, about six miles or a 12-minute drive from the stadium, Signal Iduna Park, for a match against Monaco, which has been postponed.
The chief executive of a Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke, said police informed him that the explosives that went off near the team bus were hidden by the exit of a hotel and detonated as the bus passed.
Defender Marc Bartra was injured in the explosion and was taken to hospital. Bartra underwent surgery on his right wrist, which was fractured during the incident, on Tuesday night.
The devices reportedly used to attack the bus were pipe bombs.