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Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

In an apparant terrorist attack, a lorry crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing several people and injuring at least 50, a police spokesperson said. The attack comes five months after Tunisian extremist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd on the Nice seafront in France, killing 86 people. Several people have died while dozens have been injured as police investigate the attack at a market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the Kurfuerstendamm and whether it is linked to a terrorist plot. Ambulances and police rushed to the area after the driver drove up the pavement of the market in a central square popular with tourists, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice in July.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 December 2016, 09:34:40 AM
Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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An ambulance and rescue workers arrive in the area after a lorry truck ploughed through a Christmas market on December 19 in Berlin, Germany. (Image: Getty)

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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In an apparent terrorist attack, a lorry crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing several people and injuring at least 50, a police spokesperson said. The attack comes five months after Tunisian extremist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd on the Nice seafront in France, killing 86 people. Several people have died while dozens have been injured as police investigate the attack at a market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the Kurfuerstendamm and whether it is linked to a terrorist plot.

Ambulances and police rushed to the area after the driver drove up the pavement of the market in a central square popular with tourists, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice in July.

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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Rescue workers tend to the area after a lorry truck ploughed through a Christmas market.

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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A policeman stands near a black lorry truck that is likely the one that ploughed through a Christmas market.

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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Pieces of shattered glass are seen on the windshield as workers and security inspect the damaged lorry truck. (Image: Getty)

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

Security heightened after Berlin truck attack

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A policeman stands at the area after a lorry truck ploughed. (Image: Getty)

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