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Germany: Truck drives into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, several, at least 9 fatalities

Police confirm at least nine people have been killed in the apparent attack. A suspect has been taken into custody.

The incident occurred on the Breitscheidplatz square, near the location of Berlin's iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church along the Kurf├╝rstendamm shopping mile. Nine people are reported to have died as a result of the attack; however, unconfirmed reports state that there may be more fatalities. Up to 50 people have been reported as injured.

The police are treating the incident as an apparent terror attack. The driver of the truck has now been arrested after fleeing the scene earlier. A person in the passenger seat was reportedly killed. The police have asked the public to cooperate with the investigation.

Read more: Truck drives into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, several fatalities - live updates +++ | Breaking News | DW.COM | 19.12.2016

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