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Attack in Berlin

How the truck crashed into the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz

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At least twelve people died on Monday evening, when a truck was driven into the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, in the heart of Berlin’s City West. Investigators and politicians are proceeding on the assumption that the incident was a terrorist attack. In the late afternoon, it was still unclear if the attack had an Islamist background. In the evening, the so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility.

The events surrounding the attack

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A young man arrested immediately following the attack on the Berlin Christmas market was apparently not responsible for the act of terror, and was released on Tuesday evening. Since Wednesday law enforcement authorities across Europe had been hunting for the new suspect: The manhunt on the Tunisian Anis Amri had begun on Wednesday evening. Friday morning he is shot during a shootout with the police in Milan. A reconstruction of events.