'Migrant' detained over lorry attack in Berlin

    'Migrant' detained over lorry attack in Berlin

    Dec.20, Berlin: German police are questioning a man they believe ploughed a lorry into a busy Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

    The driver is an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, according to security sources cited by DPA news agency.

    He reportedly arrived in Germany in February as a refugee.

    The daily Tagesspiegel said the man was known to the police for minor crimes, but not terror links.

    German politicians have avoided branding the bloodshed a suspected terror attack at this stage, but interior minister Thomas de Maiziere told ARD television, "there are many things pointing to one".

    Berlin Police said investigators were treating the crash as a deliberate act.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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