German Soccer Team Bus Targeted in Explosion, Player Injured

April 12, 2017

 

Yesterday in Germany, there was a possible terrorist bombing against a professional soccer team — Borussia Dortmund — as their buses made way towards a playoff match in the Champions League. 

 

Explosives were placed behind a hedge and when the buses passed by, they detonated and sent shrapnel over 100 yards away. It damaged one side of a bus and injured Borussian player Marc Bartra (from Spain)’s arm and hand. It caused the soccer match to be cancelled and postponed to today. Bartra posted photo on his Instagram and said he was okay after getting a surgery to repair a broken bone in his arm and debris in hand.

 

There was a letter left behind at the scene — written by a person who says he supports ISIS. The letter said Germany must stop flying its military jets over Syria, close the U.S. air force base in Germany — and if Germany didn’t do that — the ISIS would continue to target famous people in Germany. 

 

While it was terrible that there was an explosion, it brought a stronger community in Germany as visiting fans of the soccer match — who had their plans derailed when the match was cancelled — was invited into the homes of other Germans so they could stay and watch the match today. 

 

Today’s match will go on — but with increased security. 

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