Germany's Federal Prosecutor Takes Over Probe of Dortmund Attack

Germany’s Federal Prosecutor announced Wednesday that it has taken over the investigation of the bomb attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund, signaling the serious nature of the crime.

The Borussia Dortmund coach on April 12.

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A soccer player was injured following three explosions on Tuesday evening near the bus that was heading to a Champions League match in the western German city of Dortmund. Spaniard Marc Bartra, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, was hospitalized as a result of the injuries sustained in the blasts.

Police said the bus was struck shortly after 7 p.m. by the explosions as it left the hotel en route to the game against AS Monaco. The match was subsequently canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday.

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