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 German police confirm death of Ukrainian citizen in Berlin terror attack, - Ambassador Melnyk

The German police have confirmed a Ukrainian citizen is among those killed in the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Dec. 19.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andrii Melnyk.

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

"Unfortunately, the German police have officially confirmed the death of a citizen of Ukraine in the terror attack in Berlin, Dec. 19," the diplomat wrote.

"On behalf of the Ukrainian state, I express deep condolences to the daughter of our compatriot, who fell victim to the terrorist attack," Melnyk added.

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

As previously reported, a truck ran into a Christmas market in Berlin's Breitscheidplatz on Monday evening, Dec. 19. The attack killed 12 and wounded around 50. The truck, owned by a Polish transport company, went 80 meters through a crowded pedestrian area at about 40 mph. The police said the alleged truck driver tried to escape from the scene but was apprehended some time later. No details about the suspect have been provided so far.

Several German media outlets report the alleged truck driver arrived in Germany from Pakistan in December 2015. He is said to have been previously registered as an asylum seeker.
 
 
 
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