Suspect detained after Dortmund bus attack has Isis links

Suspect detained over Dortmund bus attack has links to Islamic State

Three explosions damaged Dortmund's team bus

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The suspect detained in Germany following the Dortmund bus attack has links to Islamic State, it has been revealed.

German prosecutors say there is currently no evidence that the man, identified as Abdul Beset A, has direct links to the Dortmund attacks.

Despite this, an arrest warrant has been requested for the Iraqi national in order to keep him in custody, according to the BBC. It is believed that the man is a member of an Isis affiliate.

He has also been accused of planning adductions and murder, as well as leading an Isis command unit in Iraq in 2014.

Abdul Beset A is expected to appear in court later today (April 13) and formally arrested.

Another man, aged 28, is also under suspicion over the attack, however he has not been arrested.

On Tuesday (April 11) three explosions hit a team bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund football team, as they were travelling to a Champions League match against Monaco.

The attack left Dortmund defender Marc Bartra injured and forced the match to be postponed until the following day. Dortmund lost the match 3-2 and have subsequently complained about being forced to play so soon after such a traumatic event.