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Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

The Dortmund bus after the blasts

Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco.

Player Marc Bartra was injured and was taken to hospital, the club said, but is not believed to be seriously hurt.

The team tweeted (in German) that the other players were safe and there was no danger in or around the stadium.

The first-leg match was postponed and will now be played on Wednesday at 18:45 local time (16:45 GMT).

Pictures from the scene showed the bus’s windows broken in the blasts.

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Borussia Dortmund defender and Spain international Marc BartraImage copyrightAFP
Image captionBorussia Dortmund defender and Spain international Marc Bartra was injured
A message at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park told fans about the bus explosionImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionA message at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park told fans about the bus explosion

The Dortmund twitter page confirmed that Bartra had been taken to hospital, and wished him a speedy recovery.

FC Barcelona tweeted: “All of our support to @MarcBartra, @BVB and their fans.”

Dortmund are currently fourth in the German Bundesliga table.

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