Berlin Christmas massacre: At least 12 killed, dozens wounded in apparent 'terrorist attack'

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Berlin Tragedy
Berlin Tragedy

Los Angeles : In a tragic incident spoiling Christmas celebrations in Berlin, a massive black truck plowed into a market teeming with revelers in west city on Monday.

The incident killed 12 people and wounded 48 more leaving Germans mourning a national tragedy during the holiday season.

Th White House described the incident as an apparent "terrorist attack," and called it similar to the deadly truck assault in the French city of Nice in July, which killed 86 people and was claimed by the Islamic State.

Addressing the media, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said, "I don't want to use the word attack yet, although a lot points to one.”

The authorities were seen questioning a man who matched the description of the truck driver and was found several hundred yards from the site.

The deadly incident occurred near the historic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the Breitscheidplatz, a major public plaza. And, has once again fueled an already heated debate in Germany over Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open the door last year to nearly 1 million migrants.


Several such incidents have been reported since last year and migrant population has been blamed for the attacks on common people.