A letter claiming responsibility for the three blasts yesterday shortly before the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco has been discovered at the scene. The letter said that the blasts were “a response to Germany’s involvement in the operations monitoring ISIS in Syria.”
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Police in Germany continue to investigate the explosions on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus and are trying to determine whether the incident was a terrorist act. At the scene, three “serious explosive devices” that blew up were found. One player was slightly injured. According to prosecutors, a letter claiming responsibility for the blasts was found. However, the letter did not mention the group responsible for the explosions. The authenticity of the letter is being examined.
According to the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the local police department is investigating the possibility that a terrorist group was responsible for the blasts because the letter said that they were “a response to Germany’s involvement in the operations monitoring ISIS in Syria.” However, investigators are checking whether the letter was left behind in order to mislead the authorities. The federal prosecutor in Germany is overseeing the complex investigation and is expected to hold a press conference later today.
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The team’s defender Marc Bartra was the only player injured by the blasts. He was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Bartra underwent surgery and was released on Wednesday morning. The match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, which was supposed to take place yesterday evening, was postponed until this evening.