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    Default German soccer team bus hit by explosions; 1 player injured

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04...r-injured.html

    Police say one person was injured when three explosions went off near the bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund as it was traveling to a Champions League match on Tuesday.

    Borussia Dortmund's defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident, the team said. Dortmund said 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."

    Police in Dortmund said investigators "are working on the assumption" that the explosions that the team's bus were caused by "serious explosive devices."

    Dortmund police said the devices that went off near the bus as German team Borussia Dortmund was leaving its hotel for a match Tuesday night "may have been hidden in a hedge near a parking area."

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    Default Re: German soccer team bus hit by explosions; 1 player injured

    This is the team my company sponsors, as very many of our chemists and engineers attend university in Dortmund. Sports venues are absolutely targets for terrorists, and people must understand this and be patient with the delays getting into events.

    This is a very scary thing for me, personally.

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    They postponed the game one bloody day? Monaco beat Dortmund 2-1, but how were the Dortmund players affected by knowing some sonofagun had intended to KILL everyone of them 24 hours earlier? I am shocked that the game wasn't put off at least a couple of days.

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    Default Re: German soccer team bus hit by explosions; 1 player injured

    Actually it was 3-2. It wasn't FT when I posted the score earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    They postponed the game one bloody day? Monaco beat Dortmund 2-1, but how were the Dortmund players affected by knowing some sonofagun had intended to KILL everyone of them 24 hours earlier? I am shocked that the game wasn't put off at least a couple of days.

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    I would have given them time to talk with one another, with their families, with counselors, and put a little distance between themselves and the incident. Every single person on that bus was the target of an attempted murder. I would imagine that tends to shake people up a bit.

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    Police in Germany are investigating a far-Right claim of responsibility for last week’s bomb attack on a Borussia Dortmund team bus, amid growing doubt over whether it was the work of Islamic State.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...tmund-bombing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    I would have given them time to talk with one another, with their families, with counselors, and put a little distance between themselves and the incident. Every single person on that bus was the target of an attempted murder. I would imagine that tends to shake people up a bit.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...-a7681781.html
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    Default Re: German soccer team bus hit by explosions; 1 player injured

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    what else would you have done?
    Could have easily postponed it a week till the next set of CL game days. Course, UEFA is corrupt, so no surprise.

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    News on this matter:

    "Police have arrested a German-Russian citizen on Friday morning on suspicion of carrying out the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday, with prosecutors alleging that the bombing was motivated by financial greed."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...-a7694216.html
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    Default Re: German soccer team bus hit by explosions; 1 player injured

    This is one of the craziest things I have ever heard of.

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