Commentary down below.
Here is the latest:
- Local police confirm twelve people were killed, and 48 injured when a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in east Berlin around 8:00pm on Monday evening.
- According to local police, the incident, which took place at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, is likely terror related
- According to information from German newspaper Die Welt, the alleged truck driver is from Pakistan, and is reported to have arrived as a refugee in Germany on 16 February 2016.
- The dead passenger was a Polish national.
- German police is urging Berliners to stay at home; Merkel is to be briefed by the German Interior Minister.
additionally, Die Welt reports Trump noting that…
The drama on the Berlin Christmas market is a “terrible terror attack”. “Innocent civilians were murdered on the street when they were just about to celebrate the Christmas holidays,” Trump wrote in a message.
“The Islamic state and other Islamic terrorists regularly slaughter Christians in their communities,” Trump continues.
terrorists, their regional and world-wide networks would have to be
eradicated: “An order which we will carry out jointly with all partners
who are liberty-loving.”
A truck plowed into a crowd at a busy Christmas market in western Berlin leaving at least nine dead according to Berlin police, and over 50 people injured.
Local media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a popular site for tourists. A police spokesperson told German media that they are treating the truck incident in Berlin as a terrorist attack.
A spokeswoman for the Berlin police said that around 8:00 p.m. local time a semitrailer truck drove onto the sidewalk drove onto the sidewalk near Breitscheidplatz. After hitting the people, the truck then swerved back into the street where it came to a stop, she said.
According to a German journalist, Berlin police have arrested a suspect at Victory Column, a major tourist attraction in the city. Police have not officially confirmed this.
— Benjamin Denes (@berlinflaneur) December 19, 2016
N-TV reports that the co-driver of the German truck is dead, meanwhile German police has called on Berliners to “stay at home” after the deadly truck attack.
Television pictures from Berlin showed the truck standing amid debris by small wooden stalls that make up the “Christkindlmarkt” of which there are several in Berlin at this time of year. Police cars and ambulances converged on the scene.
Welt newspaper is claiming that German intelligence have been intercepting indications of a possible attack on a Christmas market in Berlin for several days.
The Police have said that the first indications from the ongoing investigation suggest the truck crash was an attack on the Christmas market.
BREAKING: Reports: Truck runs into crowded Christmas market in Berlin; multiple injuries reported.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
PT: Breitscheidplatz in downtown Berlin. Police suspects terror attack. pic.twitter.com/Tu8LCGTd8U
— Tobias Schneider (@tobiaschneider) December 19, 2016
— Emma Rushton (@ERushton) December 19, 2016
Photos du camion qui a foncé dans un marché de Noël à Berlin pic.twitter.com/M2SoheaFAj
— LesNews (@LesNews) December 19, 2016
German media: Police say first indications from investigation suggest truck crash was an attack on Christmas market in Berlin
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) December 19, 2016
Police said that “numerous” people had been injured, but there is presently no information on potential fatalities.
— Polla Garmiany (@PollaGarmiany) December 19, 2016
— Opy (@OpyMorales) December 19, 2016
Reader squodgy commented at another article on the subject:
“Not wanting to be cynical, but could this be another “Nice truck rampage” false flag event?”
Yes, it could very well be another false flag event, carried out by the CIA, MI6, Gladio and/or the Mossad, because …
… it’s never an accident …
And ISIS admitting to this terrorist attack would fit the bill as well, as ISIS is a CIA & Mossad run operation.
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