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At least nine dead, 50 injured as lorry ploughs into crowd at Christmas market in Berlin after suspected terror attack

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At least nine dead, 50 injured as lorry ploughs into crowd at Christmas market in Berlin after suspected terror attack

  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/

 

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Marjah: A History of Assaults

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Marjah: A History of Assaults

This isn’t the first time Special Forces have gone into Marjeh. Back in May of 2009, a joint force of Afghan Commando’s, US Special Forces, DEA Fast and other SOF elements executed “Operation Siege Engine” an attack on a large Taliban command center in central Helmand province that doubled as a heroin-producing complex.

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