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What we know about Christmas market attack in Berlin

What we know At around 8pm CET on Monday, December 19, a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz in a deliberate attack.

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What we know about Christmas market attack in Berlin

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What we know


  • At around 8pm CET on Monday, December 19, a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz in a deliberate attack.
  • The death toll stands at 12, with 48 injured, 18 seriously according to German police.
  • German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere says the attacker could still be at large.
  • ISIL claims responsibility for the attack.
  • A Pakistani asylum seeker who was arrested after having allegedly fled the scene of the attack, has now been released due to lack of evidence.
  • Polish truck driver whose vehicle was used in attack was found dead in cab of lorry.

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Truck smashes through Christmas market