German soccer team bus hit by explosions, letter found nearby ‘takes responsibility’

A window of the bus of Borussia Dortmund is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match against AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Carsten Linhoff/dpa via AP)

(SOURCE)    A player for one of Germany’s top soccer clubs was injured Tuesday after three explosions went off near the team bus as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match, police said.

Borussia Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident, the team said, adding that Bartra was “in safety” and that “there is no danger in and around the stadium.”

The chief executive of the team said Bartra was injured on the arm and hand when three explosions went off near the team bus.

Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said the injuries to the Spanish defender Tuesday night are “nothing life-threatening.”

It was unclear what caused the explosions ahead of

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