INTERNATIONAL: Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, nine dead

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INTERNATIONAL: Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, nine dead

2016-12-19-16_44_22-truck-plows-into-crowd-at-berlin-christmas-market-nine-dead-_-reutersREUTERS – A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others, police said.

German media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, which was kept as a bombed-out ruin after World War Two.

The incident evoked memories of an attack in France in July when Tunisian-born man drove a 19-tonne truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.

The truck careered into the Berlin market at what would have been one of the most crowded times for the Christmas market, when adults and children would be gathering in the traditional cluster of wooden huts that sell food and Christmas goods.

Berlin police said nine people were killed

“I heard a big noise and then I moved on the Christmas market and saw much chaos…many injured people,” Jan Hollitzer, deputy editor in chief of Berliner Morgenpost, told CNN.

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  1. lool i love the way they frame it, " oh look a truck did it" lock the truck up, i mean come on everyone knows is islam people that do that crap, number one rule of the elite, NEVER criticize islam, if it was a white man that shot up a school the heading would be " white man shoots up school " but since its the loving religion of islam lets lock the truck up.

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