ISIS link investigated after German soccer team's bus hit by explosions
German soccer team bus bombings linked to ‘terrorist involvement’
DORTMUND, GERMANY — German authorities are investigating a potential radical Islamist link in Tuesday’s triple bomb attack that took place on a bus carrying one of the country’s biggest soccer teams.
The incident happened at about 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday after the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team left the team’s hotel in Dortmund. The team was heading to the Signal Iduna Park stadium for a Champions League quarter-final game.
Three pipe bombs were placed in a hedge on roadside of Wittbräuchker Strasse off the hotel driveway. The bombs were detonated remotely when the bus turns onto the street.
The back of the bus was damaged and 26-year-old team member Marc Bartra was injured by fragments of the broken window.
Letters demanding Germany to withdraw its Tornado aircraft from Syria were found at the scene. Authorities are investigating two suspects relating to the attack, one of the men is said to be an Iraqi national.
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