• Driver reportedly still at large after fleeing scene
• Police indicate the incident is likely to be terror related
• Attack occurred at Breitscheidplatz, outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
A truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others.
According to local police, the first indications pointed to a terrorist attack on the market, situated at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church.
The incident evoked memories of an attack in France in July when Tunisian-born man drove a 19-tonne truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.
Police cars and ambulances converged quickly on the scene as a huge security operation unfolded. The fate of the driver of the truck was not immediately clear, but Bild newspaper said he was on the run
Did German intelligence fear an attack?
German intelligence have been intercepting indications of a possible attack on a Christmas market in Berlin for several days, Welt newspaper is claiming
Article sourced from The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/19/lorry-ploughs-crowd-christmas-market-berlin/