Brazilian soccer club Esporte Clube Bahia’s bus bombed on way to home match, injuring players


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Brazilian soccer team Esporte Clube Bahia were the victims of a bombing on their bus ahead of a home match at Estadio Fonte Nova on Thursday. A bomb exploded upon arrival and there were injuries, the club announced on social media. Goalkeeper Danilo Fernandes was his by shrapnel in the face and was taken to the hospital. Globo reported that a second injured player, Matheus Bahia, suffered some cuts on his arm.

Here are images the club posted on Twitter:

The club said a car that was next to the bus was also impacted. Other clubs around Brazil sent their well wishes after the dangerous incident. Somehow the team’s match in the Copa do Nordeste against Sampaio Correa went on as planned.

Globo reports that the suspects are fans of the club, but it is not clear if there have been any arrests made. 

CBS Sports will have more information as it becomes available. 





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