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Berlin Christmas market attack confirmed as terrorism

20 December 2016 1:48 PM

A 23 year old Pakistani asylum seeker is in police custody in connection with the attack that killed at least 12 people.

Berlin police are still investigating an attack that took place at Berlin Christmas market.

At least 12 people have been killed and 48 injured after a lorry ploughed through a market crowded with revellers in whay is now believed to be a terror attack.

UK Correspondent, Peter Anderson, says the German Chancellor has issued a statement confirming that they believe this was a terrorist attack.

She describe it as an unspeakable act.

Peter Anderson, UK Correspondent

Anderson says a 23 year old Pakistani asylum seeker has been taken into police custody as a suspect. It is believed he is a resident of a refugee camp, at an old airport which houses about 2000 refugees.

The camp was raided on Tuesday morning, and a laptop and cellphone were confiscated.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Berlin Christmas market attack confirmed as terrorism


20 December 2016 1:48 PM