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© Clemens Bilan, AFP | Policemen stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate, lit with the colours of Berlin's flag on December 20, a day after a truck crashed into a Christmas market.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-12-21

Berlin police warned Tuesday that a "dangerous criminal" was still at large following a truck attack that killed 12 people and injured 48. The IS group claimed responsibility for the attack but the whereabouts of the driver remain unknown.

  • A large truck ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people and injuring 48.
  • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq propaganda agency.
  • Prosecutors said a suspect arrested shortly after the carnage, described as a Pakistani asylum seeker, has been released.
  • Berlin's police chief warned the public on Tuesday that a "dangerous criminal" may still be at large.
  • Addressing the nation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany stood "united in mourning" for the victims, at least six of whom have been identified as German nationals.
  • German police arrested another suspect in the early hours of Wednesday in connection with the Christmas market attack, but later released him, Reuters reported, citing German broadcaster rbb.

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Date created : 2016-12-20

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