Berlin Christmas market incident probably ‘terror attack’ carried out by asylum seeker

Police in Germany have detained a migrant in relation to the Berlin Christmas market incident in which 12 people died and 48 were injured, which they are now investigating as a suspected”terror attack.”

They believe the man arrived in Germany in Ferbruary as a refugee from either Afghanistan or Pakistan, the German newswire DPA reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed security sources.

Police are treating the incident in which a lorry was driven into the crowd at Breitscheidplatz market in the German capital’s city centre on Monday evening as deliberately intended to cause harm.

“Our investigators assume that the truck was deliberately steered into the crowd at the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz,” police said on Twitter.

“All police measures related to the suspected terrorist attack… are progressing at full steam and with the necessary diligence.”


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