German authorities suspect “terrorist involvement” in a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team, based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office said Wednesday.
One person has been temporarily detained in connection with the case, spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said.
That person is one of two suspects whose homes have been searched by investigators, she said.
Both suspects are from the “Islamist spectrum,” Koehler said.
One of several claims of responsibility for the attack mentioned a demand for the withdrawal of German Tornado jets from Syria and the closure of the US Air Force’s Ramstein air base in Germany.
It would be recalled that three explosive devices went off by the side of the bus carrying the German football team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, injuring one player.
The incident occurred at about 7.15pm local time in Dortmund’s Höchstem district, approximately six miles (10km) from the club’s stadium, where they were due to play a Champions League quarter-final against Monaco.
Police confirmed there were three explosions near the bus, breaking some of the vehicle’s windows. The defender Marc Bartra was injured by shards of glass and was taken to hospital. He was due to undergo surgery on his injured arm to repair a fracture and remove shrapnel.
Police are still investigating who was behind an attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus which injured Marc Bartra and caused the postponement of their Champions League match with Monaco
Dortmund police tweeted: “After the initial investigation, we assume that this was an attack with serious explosives.”
Source: edition.cnn.com; theguardian.com