Who was behind the Borussia Dortmund bus attack?
The morning after the Borussia Dortmund bus attack, German police are continuing their investigations into who was behind the event.
So far the police have refrained from using the word ‘terrorism’ in respect of the bomb blasts, however that may soon change.
An update from AFP on Wednesday morning has confirmed that German police after investigating an “Islamist link” to the bomb attack.
#BREAKING: German police probing 'Islamist link' to Dortmund blasts: report
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Letter found at the scene
In the aftermath of the shocking incident before Tuesday night’s Champions League match at the Signal Iduna Park between BVB and Monaco, police also confirmed a letter was recovered at the scene.
As reported by the AFP:
Investigations will focus on a letter claiming responsibility for the attack that was found close to the site of the blasts.
“The letter claims responsibility for what happened,” prosecutor Sandra Luecke said late Tuesday, telling journalists that “its authenticity is being verified”.
According to further reports in the German media, the following details were included in the letter:
A letter claiming responsibility reportedly begins with the words “In the name of Allah the merciful.”
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Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital after the bomb attack after his hand was injured. His injuries appear to have largely superficial.
In the meantime, reports have been coming out on social media showing how Dortmund fans helped out Monaco supporters after the match had been rescheduled to Wednesday afternoon.
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