Terror attack at Berlin Christmas market

Twelve killed and 48 injured as truck is driven into crowd
Twelve people have been killed by a truck driven at high speed into crowds at a Christmas market in central Berlin at around 20:15 local time last night. Another 48 people were rushed to hospital with injuries, many of them serious.
The incident took place at Berlin’s popular Breitscheidplatz, famous for its damaged spire of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
There are unconfirmed reports in the German media that the suspect attacker was a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan named Naved B., who arrived in Germany about a year ago.
He was arrested two kilometres from the scene. Police found a 37-year-old man dead inside the truck, identified as the truck’s original Polish driver. He had been missing since early Monday afternoon.
Police stormed a refugee centre in a hangar at Berlin’s disused Tempelhof airport, the place where the suspected attacker was registered.
The US state department recently issued a warning of a heightened risk of terror attacks at Christmas events in Europe, including markets. Media are speculating that the attack could impact next year’s election in Germany.
The Guardian


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