3 bombs hidden in a bush explode as Borussia Dortmund team bus leaves a hotel

Three explosions hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Monaco.

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.

The explosions happened as Borussia Dortmund was leaving the L’Arrivee Hotel and Spa, about six miles or a 12-minute drive from the stadium, Signal Iduna Park, for a match against Monaco.

Defender Marc Bartra was injured in the explosion and was taken to hospital, the team said on Twitter, wishing the player a quick recovery.

Tuesday night’s match was cancelled following the explosion and has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    It is frankly coming to the point in all of Europe that every Muslim – whether born in the nation or not, whether a citizen or not, whether one has a criminal record or not – requires to be registered and deported.

    Barring this thorough measure, Europe is finished. Cancer needs to be fought with aggressive chemotherapy and not tolerated in the organism of the European continent.

  • Brett_McS

    One of the few places on earth that takes soccer seriously.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with Islam.

    • canminuteman

      I am going to reserve judgemenet on this one. It seems odd to me. Muzzies just like to kill people and if they had the expertise and materials locally available for this type of attack, I think they would pick a different target.

  • Millie_Woods

    Dortmund fahrtMAN?

    • Clink9

      What a gas.

  • canminuteman

    I think there is a good chance that this attack is not muzzies. It just doesn’t fit the way they do business. If they had the resources for an attack like this, I would think that they would have chosen a different target.