Borussia Dortmund team bus attack: Police probing ‘Islamist link’


A letter left at the scene of the Borussia Dortmund team bus attack reportedly links it to German involvement in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

It also mentions the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, which reports detectives are looking into the possibility that Tuesday night’s attack may have been carried out by Islamist militants.

The newspaper also said the letter might be a deliberate attempt by the attackers to mislead detectives.

The letter claiming responsibility for the blasts was found near the team coach and its authenticity is being verified, according to prosecutors.

Police are investigating three “serious explosive devices” which went off as the players and coaching staff left the L’Arrivee Hotel and Spa on the outskirts of Dortmund ahead of a Champions League match against Monaco.

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Source: Sky News