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 Death toll in Berlin market attack rises to 12, police says it was 'presumed terrorist attack'

German police confirmed it was working on the assumption that a truck was “intentionally” driven into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, Dec. 19.

Censor.NET reports citing The Guardian.

Police have confirmed that they are treating an incident at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz on Monday night as a "presumed terrorist attack", saying they are working on the assumption that a truck was "intentionally" driven into a Christmas market.

Twelve people are confirmed to have died after a truck ploughed into crowds at around 8: 15 p.m. Berlin time on Monday evening.

A further 48 people have been taken to hospital with injuries, some of them serious. Eyewitnesses said the truck drove into the market at speed, crushing visitors.

See more: Nine people killed, at least 50 injured in Berlin Christmas market truck crash, - CNN. PHOTOS

A suspect was arrested 2 km from the scene and is being interrogated. No details of his identity have been released. Police said they would hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday Berlin time.

Early on Tuesday morning, police reportedly raided a a hangar at the disused Tempelhof airport in southern Berlin, part of which is currently housing refugees.
 
 
 
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