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The bus of Borussia Dortmund was damaged by explosion some 10km away from the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany on April 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sascha Schuermann (Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund Team Bus Attacked

The Champions League quarter-final between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco was postponed on Tuesday following three explosions near the Dortmund team bus.

Defender Marc Bartra needed surgery after suffering a broken bone in his wrist and catching fragments of glass in his arm when a window on the bus shattered as the German team were leaving their local hotel ahead of the first-leg tie.

The blast shattered the bus windows and the vehicle was burned on the right hand side – leaving players diving for cover.

‘The bus turned onto the main road, when there was a huge noise – a big explosion,’ Dortmund’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Burki told Swiss media.

A police officer escorting the coach to the match on a motorcycle was also injured when the bombs detonated. He suffered hearing damage and shock and was unable to report for duty today.

On Tuesday night prosecutors said a letter was found outside the hotel which ‘takes responsibility for the act’ – though it remains unclear who carried out the attack.

Police said they are hunting a car with foreign registered plates, which was seen near the crime scene shortly before the explosions occurred.

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