Thursday, April 13, 2017

Germany Borussia Dortmund football team bus Islamist terrorist attack

Germany Borussia Dortmund football team bus Islamist terrorist attack --- ===

April 11, 2017  Germany Borussia Dortmund football team bus Islamist terrorist attack Media declared  that "Islamist terrorists came within a hair's breadth of massacring one of Europe’s top football teams". In Dortmund, Germany, the tour bus of the football team Borussia Dortmund of German football league system was attacked minutes after it left a hotel by three sophisticated military style radio controlled roadside IED pipe shrapnel bombs in a hedge which had a range of 100 meters and left metal embedded in a headrest. One of the team's players suffered from glass shards and a fracture and escorting motorcyle policeman were wounded, but the safety glass which blew in slightly prevented further casualties. Officials initially declined to jump to the conclusion of a terror attack against Germany. But police later treated it as a terrorist attack with possible Islamist involvement after 3 letters were found at the scene, stating "In the name of Allah the gracious and merciful" the attack was retaliation for Muslims killed in the German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS), and threatening to kill more celebrities if Germany didn't withdraw Panavia Tornados team from Syria. Investigation focused two suspects known to  police and intelligence services for affiliation to Islamic State. as one was seen near the bombing site. The arrested suspect is a Iraq member of ISIS since 2014 from Wuppertal identified as Abdul Beset A.who led a commando unit of 10 ISIS-members in Iraq involved in kidnappings, smuggling, extortion and killings. Nevertheless, some believe Islamist claims may be fake as unnamed sources say they cannot reliably assess a motive.

Three explosions occur near the Borussia Dortmund football team bus as it slowed down to turn a corner. Spanish player Marc Bartra was injured and has been taken to hospital. Dortmund's UEFA Champions League fixture against AS Monaco FC is subsequently postponed. (The Daily Telegraph) (The Independent) Explosion went off near German soccer team bus USA TODAY Borussia Dortmund has confirmed there has been an explosion near its team bus before a match Tuesday.The German soccer team was scheduled to play Monaco in a Champions League match.The team retweeted a police statement that said the explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m. local time, but there were no further details about the explosion.According to the Guardian, Spanish player Marc Barta was injured and taken to the hospital.Fans were waiting in the stadium as news of the incident spread, according to the BBC. Islamist extremism is one possible motive.

Borussia Dortmund is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia (Borussia is the Latin equivalent of Prussia). The football team is part of a large membership-based sports club with more than 145,000 members,[3] making BVB the second largest sports club by membership in Germany. Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. 

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Wikipedia 2017 Borussia Dortmund team bus attack


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On 11 April 2017, the tour bus of German football team Borussia Dortmund was attacked with explosives in Dortmund, Germany. Three roadside bombs exploded as the bus traveled to the Westfalenstadion for the first leg of their quarter-final against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League. One of the team's players and a policeman were wounded, but the strengthened windows of the bus prevented further casualties.
Police are treating it as a terrorist attack with possible Islamist involvement. A letter was found at the scene, claiming the attack as retaliation for Muslims killed in the German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS), and threatening to kill celebrities if Germany didn't withdraw. There are two suspects, one of whom is in custody.

Bombing[edit]

The team bus of Borussia Dortmund was attacked with three explosive devices while on its way to Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. The bombs were hidden in hedges and detonated at around 19:15 local time (UTC+2). They contained shrapnel and had a reach of about 100 meters (109 yards). Based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, German authorities assume "terrorist involvement".[1] Spanish footballer and team member Marc Bartra was wounded by shards of glass from the shattered bus window; he was taken to a nearby hospital where his left wrist was immediately operated on.[2] A policeman suffered blast injury and shock; he was driving in front of the bus when the attack occured.[3] At the time, the bus was on its way to the first leg of Borussia Dortmund's 2016–17 UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Monaco at the Signal Iduna Park; the match was rescheduled for the following day.[4]

Investigation[edit]

The German police and state lawyers are treating it as attempted murder and a planned attack on Borussia Dortmund. Police found four letters of confession, three at the crime scene (which claim an Islamist motive) and one on the internet (which claimed an 'anti-fascist' motive).[2][5] The latter is considered to be fake.[6] The speaker of the German Federal Prosecutor's Office said the attack was an act of terrorism with possible Islamist involvement.[7] The NRW Inneminister called the attack "professional".[8] As the letters cannot be attributed with certainty to islamist authors (see below), investigations currently go into all directions: left wing and right wing terror, islamism as well as violent football fans.[9]

Letters of confession[edit]

Police found four letters claiming responsibility. The first three letters were found at the crime scene. The first letter began "In the name of Allah the gracious and merciful", and demanded the shutting of the US military base in Ramstein and the removal of the Panavia Tornados team from Syria. It further criticized German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS) and concluded with a threat to all celebrities in Germany and other nations, saying that they are on their death list if the politicians do not change their policies.[5] The remaining two letters contained similar writings.[10] The letters were seen as unusual, as previous Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe did not come with such confessions. It is also seen as unusual that the letters directly address the German chancellor and do not contain any religious justifications or ISIL logos as previous claims of responsibility by video did.[11]
Another letter was found online on far-left, open publishing website IndyMedia. It said the attack was made because Borussia Dortmund did not do enough against racists, Nazis, and right-wing populists within its fanbase.[5] The letter was removed as fake. The police also treated the letter as fake.[6]

Suspects[edit]

The police identified two suspects and arrested one of them. The apartments of both suspects were searched.[7] The arrested suspect is an Iraqi from Wuppertal and is suspected of being an Islamist.[12][13] The arrested suspect was identified as Abdul Beset A., and a member of ISIS by German police, having led a commando unit of 10 ISIS-members in Iraq involved in kidnappings, smuggling, extortion and killings.[14][15] Having joined ISIS in Iraq in late 2014, he arrived back in Germany via Turkey in 2016, and was then in contact with ISIS-members in Germany.[14][15]

Aftermath[edit]

The match was postponed until the following day (12 April 2017) at 18:45 CEST, which resulted in a 3–2 win for Monaco.[2] Both Monaco and Dortmund fans united in friendship after the bombing. Many Dortmund fans, Germans and local hotels offered Monaco fans free food and places to stay for the night, experiencing German hospitality.[16] Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel expressed her appalled reaction to the attack.[17] The staff of Borussia Dortmund and former football player Lothar Matthaus criticize the short-term planning of the UEFA.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Dortmund bus attack: 1 detained, 'terrorist involvement' suspected"CNN. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. Jump up to:a b c "Borussia Dortmund: Sprengstoffanschlag beim BVB – Was wir wissen, was nicht - WELT"DIE WELT. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Dortmund: Anschlag auf BVB-Bus - Ermittler nehmen Verdächtigen fest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. Jump up^ "Anschlag auf Borussia Dortmund gibt Ermittlern Rätsel auf" (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. Jump up to:a b c Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Ermittler prüfen zwei Bekennerschreiben - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  6. Jump up to:a b tagesschau.de. "Anschlag auf BVB: Ist Antifa-Bekennerschreiben ein Fake?"tagesschau.de (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  7. Jump up to:a b "Anschlag in Dortmund: Zwei Verdächtige, eine Festnahme"sueddeutsche.de (in German). 1 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  8. Jump up^ "Anschlag auf Fußballmannschaft: NRW-Innenminister: Bomben auf BVB-Bus waren sehr professionell"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 13 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  9. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "NRW-Innenminister Jäger über Anschlag in Dortmund: "Die Sprengkraft war enorm" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  10. Jump up^ Oltermann, Philip; Connolly, Kate (12 April 2017). "Borussia Dortmund blasts: suspect 'from Islamist spectrum' detained"The GuardianISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Anschlag auf Mannschaftsbus: Das ungewöhnliche Bekennerschreiben von Dortmund - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  12. Jump up^ Gaul, Simone; Breitinger, Matthias; Beyer, Tim; Fritsch, Oliver (12 April 2017). "Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Ein verdächtiger Islamist festgenommen"Die ZeitISSN 0044-2070. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. Jump up^ "Nach Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Festgenommener Tatverdächtiger soll Iraker aus Wuppertal sein"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 12 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  14. Jump up to:a b "Borussia Dortmund: German police call bombing suspect 'Isis member' as they issue arrest warrant"The Independent. 13 April 2017.
  15. Jump up to:a b "'Isil terrorist' suspect held in connection with Borussia Dortmund bombing"The Telegraph. 13 April 2017.
  16. Jump up^ Sharwood, Anthony (12 April 2017). "German Football Fans Show French Rivals Amazing Hospitality After Borussia Dortmund Bus Explosion"Huffington Post. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  17. Jump up^ "Explosion in Dortmund: Bestürzung und Anteilnahme für den BVB"Die Zeit. 12 April 2017. ISSN 0044-2070. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  18. Jump up^ {{Cite news|url=http://www.n-tv.de/sport/fussball/Tuchel-und-Matthaeus-kritisieren-Uefa-hart-article19792197.html%7Ctitle=Tuchel und Matthäus kritisieren Uefa hart|date=12 April 2017|work=n-tv|access-date=12 April 2017

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/.../borussia-dortmund-will-be-arriving-at-the-signal-iduna-par...2 days ago - Police patrol outide the stadium after the team bus of Borussia Dortmund had somewindows broken by an explosion some 10km away from the ...Police were combing the crime scene after "serious explosive devices" detonated as the Borussia Dortmund team bus left the L'Arrivee Hotel.

They are now hunting a car with foreign registration plates after the blast shattered the bus's windows and injured player Marc Bartra in a "targeted" attack.

Bartra, 26, was taken to hospital following the blasts which blew out windows in the coach.

The Spanish defender is to undergo surgery on his injured arm to repair a fracture and remove shrapnel.

A police officer on a motorcycle was also injured.

windows broken by an explosion some six miles  away from the stadium 

believed an attacker was "watching and waiting" to set off the explosives, which were intended for the team.

As the explosives were detonated when the bus passed, it is possible an attacker used a mobile phone or a remote garage door-opening device.

ccurred seven miles away from the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium - was terror-related - with high levels of security in place because of the "risk" of further threat.

 they did not not want to jump to conclusions and confirm tonight's explosions was a terror attack against Germany.


april 13, 2017  'with links to ISIS' and hunt another over Borussia Dortmund ... - The Sun
A sniffer dog and its handler search the stadium in Dortmund ... some windows brokenby an explosion some six miles away from the stadium ...hat the bomb had metal strips in it – and one of them was found embedded in a headrest on the coach.


April 12, 2017  German police confirm first arrest and warn suspected terrorist attack ... www.independent.co.uk  German police confirm first arrest and warn suspected terrorist attack on Borussia Dortmund bus could have been far more serious The authorities also admitted that there may have been an Islamist motive to the incident Borussia

April 12  'Serious explosives' used in Dortmund team bus blasts, no terrorism link yet RT A letter reportedly claiming responsibility for the explosions

Germany Borussia Dortmund football team bus Islamist terrorist attack --- ===

April 11, 2017  Germany Borussia Dortmund football team bus Islamist terrorist attack Media declared  that "Islamist terrorists came within a hair's breadth of massacring one of Europe’s top football teams". In Dortmund, Germany, the tour bus of the football team Borussia Dortmund of German football league system was attacked minutes after it left a hotel by three sophisticated military style radio controlled roadside IED shrapnel bombs in a hedge which had a range of 100 meters, and a metal fragment was embedded in a headrest. One of the team's players suffered from glass shards and a fracture and escorting motorcyle policeman were wounded, but the safety glass which blew in slightly prevented further casualties. Officials initially declined to jump to the conclusion of a terror attack against Germany. But police later treated it as a terrorist attack with possible Islamist involvement after 3 letters were found at the scene, stating "In the name of Allah the gracious and merciful" the attack was retaliation for Muslims killed in the German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS), and threatening to kill more celebrities if Germany didn't withdraw Panavia Tornados team from Syria. Investigation focused on two known Islamist suspects, one was seen near the bombing site. The arrested suspect is a Iraq member of ISIS since 2014 from Wuppertal identified as Abdul Beset A.who led a commando unit of 10 ISIS-members in Iraq involved in kidnappings, smuggling, extortion and killings. Nevertheless, some believe Islamist claims may be fake as unnamed sources say they cannot reliably assess a motive.

Three explosions occur near the Borussia Dortmund football team bus as it slowed down to turn a corner. Spanish player Marc Bartra was injured and has been taken to hospital. Dortmund's UEFA Champions League fixture against AS Monaco FC is subsequently postponed. (The Daily Telegraph) (The Independent) Explosion went off near German soccer team bus USA TODAY Borussia Dortmund has confirmed there has been an explosion near its team bus before a match Tuesday.The German soccer team was scheduled to play Monaco in a Champions League match.The team retweeted a police statement that said the explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m. local time, but there were no further details about the explosion.According to the Guardian, Spanish player Marc Barta was injured and taken to the hospital.Fans were waiting in the stadium as news of the incident spread, according to the BBC. Islamist extremism is one possible motive.

Borussia Dortmund is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia (Borussia is the Latin equivalent of Prussia). The football team is part of a large membership-based sports club with more than 145,000 members,[3] making BVB the second largest sports club by membership in Germany. Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. 

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Wikipedia 2017 Borussia Dortmund team bus attack


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On 11 April 2017, the tour bus of German football team Borussia Dortmund was attacked with explosives in Dortmund, Germany. Three roadside bombs exploded as the bus traveled to the Westfalenstadion for the first leg of their quarter-final against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League. One of the team's players and a policeman were wounded, but the strengthened windows of the bus prevented further casualties.
Police are treating it as a terrorist attack with possible Islamist involvement. A letter was found at the scene, claiming the attack as retaliation for Muslims killed in the German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS), and threatening to kill celebrities if Germany didn't withdraw. There are two suspects, one of whom is in custody.

Bombing[edit]

The team bus of Borussia Dortmund was attacked with three explosive devices while on its way to Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. The bombs were hidden in hedges and detonated at around 19:15 local time (UTC+2). They contained shrapnel and had a reach of about 100 meters (109 yards). Based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, German authorities assume "terrorist involvement".[1] Spanish footballer and team member Marc Bartra was wounded by shards of glass from the shattered bus window; he was taken to a nearby hospital where his left wrist was immediately operated on.[2] A policeman suffered blast injury and shock; he was driving in front of the bus when the attack occured.[3] At the time, the bus was on its way to the first leg of Borussia Dortmund's 2016–17 UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Monaco at the Signal Iduna Park; the match was rescheduled for the following day.[4]

Investigation[edit]

The German police and state lawyers are treating it as attempted murder and a planned attack on Borussia Dortmund. Police found four letters of confession, three at the crime scene (which claim an Islamist motive) and one on the internet (which claimed an 'anti-fascist' motive).[2][5] The latter is considered to be fake.[6] The speaker of the German Federal Prosecutor's Office said the attack was an act of terrorism with possible Islamist involvement.[7] The NRW Inneminister called the attack "professional".[8] As the letters cannot be attributed with certainty to islamist authors (see below), investigations currently go into all directions: left wing and right wing terror, islamism as well as violent football fans.[9]

Letters of confession[edit]

Police found four letters claiming responsibility. The first three letters were found at the crime scene. The first letter began "In the name of Allah the gracious and merciful", and demanded the shutting of the US military base in Ramstein and the removal of the Panavia Tornados team from Syria. It further criticized German military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS) and concluded with a threat to all celebrities in Germany and other nations, saying that they are on their death list if the politicians do not change their policies.[5] The remaining two letters contained similar writings.[10] The letters were seen as unusual, as previous Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe did not come with such confessions. It is also seen as unusual that the letters directly address the German chancellor and do not contain any religious justifications or ISIL logos as previous claims of responsibility by video did.[11]
Another letter was found online on far-left, open publishing website IndyMedia. It said the attack was made because Borussia Dortmund did not do enough against racists, Nazis, and right-wing populists within its fanbase.[5] The letter was removed as fake. The police also treated the letter as fake.[6]

Suspects[edit]

The police identified two suspects and arrested one of them. The apartments of both suspects were searched.[7] The arrested suspect is an Iraqi from Wuppertal and is suspected of being an Islamist.[12][13] The arrested suspect was identified as Abdul Beset A., and a member of ISIS by German police, having led a commando unit of 10 ISIS-members in Iraq involved in kidnappings, smuggling, extortion and killings.[14][15] Having joined ISIS in Iraq in late 2014, he arrived back in Germany via Turkey in 2016, and was then in contact with ISIS-members in Germany.[14][15]

Aftermath[edit]

The match was postponed until the following day (12 April 2017) at 18:45 CEST, which resulted in a 3–2 win for Monaco.[2] Both Monaco and Dortmund fans united in friendship after the bombing. Many Dortmund fans, Germans and local hotels offered Monaco fans free food and places to stay for the night, experiencing German hospitality.[16] Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel expressed her appalled reaction to the attack.[17] The staff of Borussia Dortmund and former football player Lothar Matthaus criticize the short-term planning of the UEFA.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Dortmund bus attack: 1 detained, 'terrorist involvement' suspected"CNN. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. Jump up to:a b c "Borussia Dortmund: Sprengstoffanschlag beim BVB – Was wir wissen, was nicht - WELT"DIE WELT. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Dortmund: Anschlag auf BVB-Bus - Ermittler nehmen Verdächtigen fest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. Jump up^ "Anschlag auf Borussia Dortmund gibt Ermittlern Rätsel auf" (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. Jump up to:a b c Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Ermittler prüfen zwei Bekennerschreiben - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  6. Jump up to:a b tagesschau.de. "Anschlag auf BVB: Ist Antifa-Bekennerschreiben ein Fake?"tagesschau.de (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  7. Jump up to:a b "Anschlag in Dortmund: Zwei Verdächtige, eine Festnahme"sueddeutsche.de (in German). 1 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  8. Jump up^ "Anschlag auf Fußballmannschaft: NRW-Innenminister: Bomben auf BVB-Bus waren sehr professionell"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 13 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  9. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "NRW-Innenminister Jäger über Anschlag in Dortmund: "Die Sprengkraft war enorm" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  10. Jump up^ Oltermann, Philip; Connolly, Kate (12 April 2017). "Borussia Dortmund blasts: suspect 'from Islamist spectrum' detained"The GuardianISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. Jump up^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "Anschlag auf Mannschaftsbus: Das ungewöhnliche Bekennerschreiben von Dortmund - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama"SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  12. Jump up^ Gaul, Simone; Breitinger, Matthias; Beyer, Tim; Fritsch, Oliver (12 April 2017). "Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Ein verdächtiger Islamist festgenommen"Die ZeitISSN 0044-2070. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. Jump up^ "Nach Anschlag auf BVB-Bus: Festgenommener Tatverdächtiger soll Iraker aus Wuppertal sein"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 12 April 2017. ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  14. Jump up to:a b "Borussia Dortmund: German police call bombing suspect 'Isis member' as they issue arrest warrant"The Independent. 13 April 2017.
  15. Jump up to:a b "'Isil terrorist' suspect held in connection with Borussia Dortmund bombing"The Telegraph. 13 April 2017.
  16. Jump up^ Sharwood, Anthony (12 April 2017). "German Football Fans Show French Rivals Amazing Hospitality After Borussia Dortmund Bus Explosion"Huffington Post. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  17. Jump up^ "Explosion in Dortmund: Bestürzung und Anteilnahme für den BVB"Die Zeit. 12 April 2017. ISSN 0044-2070. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  18. Jump up^ {{Cite news|url=http://www.n-tv.de/sport/fussball/Tuchel-und-Matthaeus-kritisieren-Uefa-hart-article19792197.html%7Ctitle=Tuchel und Matthäus kritisieren Uefa hart|date=12 April 2017|work=n-tv|access-date=12 April 2017

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/.../borussia-dortmund-will-be-arriving-at-the-signal-iduna-par...2 days ago - Police patrol outide the stadium after the team bus of Borussia Dortmund had somewindows broken by an explosion some 10km away from the ...Police were combing the crime scene after "serious explosive devices" detonated as the Borussia Dortmund team bus left the L'Arrivee Hotel.

They are now hunting a car with foreign registration plates after the blast shattered the bus's windows and injured player Marc Bartra in a "targeted" attack.

Bartra, 26, was taken to hospital following the blasts which blew out windows in the coach.

The Spanish defender is to undergo surgery on his injured arm to repair a fracture and remove shrapnel.

A police officer on a motorcycle was also injured.

windows broken by an explosion some six miles  away from the stadium 

believed an attacker was "watching and waiting" to set off the explosives, which were intended for the team.

As the explosives were detonated when the bus passed, it is possible an attacker used a mobile phone or a remote garage door-opening device.

ccurred seven miles away from the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium - was terror-related - with high levels of security in place because of the "risk" of further threat.

 they did not not want to jump to conclusions and confirm tonight's explosions was a terror attack against Germany.


april 13, 2017  'with links to ISIS' and hunt another over Borussia Dortmund ... - The Sun
A sniffer dog and its handler search the stadium in Dortmund ... some windows brokenby an explosion some six miles away from the stadium ...hat the bomb had metal strips in it – and one of them was found embedded in a headrest on the coach.


April 12, 2017  German police confirm first arrest and warn suspected terrorist attack ... www.independent.co.uk  German police confirm first arrest and warn suspected terrorist attack on Borussia Dortmund bus could have been far more serious The authorities also admitted that there may have been an Islamist motive to the incident Borussia

April 12  'Serious explosives' used in Dortmund team bus blasts, no terrorism link yet RT A letter reportedly claiming responsibility for the explosions

Borussia Dortmund explosions: Islamist suspect arrested over bus ... www.telegraph.co.uk › News Islamist terrorists came within a hair's breadth of massacring one of Europe’s top football teams when they detonated three bombs close to a team bus

'Isil commander' detained in Germany in wake of Dortmund attack www.telegraph.co.uk › News  Team bus of the Borussia Dortmund football club damaged in an ... Federal prosecutors have called it a "terrorist" attack and said they are ...
Dortmund explosion: 1 detained, terrorism suspected - CNN.com  Dortmund, Germany (CNN) German authorities suspect "terrorist involvement" in a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund soccer ...
Islamist terror motive 'possible' for Dortmund bus bombs  ft Borussia Dortmund's match against AS Monaco went ahead amid tight security on Wednesday evening, after prosecutors said the attack a day ...


Dortmund bombs highlight challenge of combating modern terrorism ... theguardian.com Strict security measures designed to counter random attacks such as at Dortmund on Tuesday have been introduced across Europe
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    Borussia Dortmund explosions: Islamist suspect arrested over bus ... www.telegraph.co.uk › News Islamist terrorists came within a hair's breadth of massacring one of Europe’s top football teams when they detonated three bombs close to a team bus

    'Isil commander' detained in Germany in wake of Dortmund attack www.telegraph.co.uk › News  Team bus of the Borussia Dortmund football club damaged in an ... Federal prosecutors have called it a "terrorist" attack and said they are ...
    Dortmund explosion: 1 detained, terrorism suspected - CNN.com  Dortmund, Germany (CNN) German authorities suspect "terrorist involvement" in a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund soccer ...
    Islamist terror motive 'possible' for Dortmund bus bombs  ft Borussia Dortmund's match against AS Monaco went ahead amid tight security on Wednesday evening, after prosecutors said the attack a day ...


    Dortmund bombs highlight challenge of combating modern terrorism ... theguardian.com Strict security measures designed to counter random attacks such as at Dortmund on Tuesday have been introduced across Europe