Update: Police confirm that a player was injured when three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus.
Paris: A bomb went off near the bus of the German football team Borussia Dortmund as it prepared to leave the hotel for their home Champions League quarterfinal game, the team has said.
Police have confirmed the explosion, but did not say whaty exactly caused it.
The club said in a twitter post that there was “a bomb blast” close to the team bus, adding that the team players are now “in safety” and “no threat is posed to the stadium,” where the quarterfinal was due to take place.
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There were allegedly three explosive devices at the scene, according to Germany’s Focus magazine, citing police sources. Local police tweeted that “there has been an explosion in Dortmund,” and that large police forces have been deployed to the scene, adding, that the situation is still unclear.
The incident occurred around 19:00 (local time) (18:00 GMT) ahead of the team’s Champion League quarterfinal game against AS Monaco.