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.