TERROR SUSPECTED IN BERLIN CHRISTMAS MARKET TRUCK ATTACK, MAN DETAINED MAY NOT BE DRIVER

Dec 20, 2016

By Jane Brown

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Police in Berlin say the man they’ve detained may not have been the truck driver who drove into a crowd of people at the Christmas market in the German capital.
The man was picked up about a mile away from where 12 people were killed and 48 others injured.
Berlin Police President Klaus Kandt says they can’t be certain he was the attacker.  Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere says the detainee was probably from Pakistan and that he had denied any involvement in the incident.  German authorities are investigating the incident as a terror attack.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened” by the attack, adding it would be “particularly sickening” if it turns out the attacker was an asylum-seeker who sought refuge in Germany.

Meantime, the leaders of Turkey and Russia say yesterday’s assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was an attempt to disrupt efforts to repair ties between the two countries, which have backed opposing sides in the Syrian civil war.

The gunman appeared to condemn Russia’s military role in Syria before he was shot dead by police.

Today, Turkish police have detained a man who fired shots in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara. No one was injured.

Security and terrorism expert Ross McLean will have more to say about international terror on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer after the noon news.

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