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Prosecutors say no sign of "terrorist background" to Dortmund attack
May 16, 2017 / 12:01 PM / 5 months ago

Prosecutors say no sign of "terrorist background" to Dortmund attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s federal prosecutors’ office said on Tuesday that they had not found any indications that there was a “terrorist background” to the attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus on April 11.

Football Soccer - Borussia Dortmund v AS Monaco - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - 11/4/17 The Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before the game. Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

“Investigations carried out up until now have not given us any clues that there was a terrorist background to the attack,” prosecutors said in a statement.

Letters left at the scene had suggested Islamist militants were behind the bomb attack.

Prosecutors said they believed suspect Sergei V., a German-Russian dual national who was arrested on April 21, carried out the attack “purely for monetary reasons”.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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