IS claims responsibility for Berlin attack at Christmas market

Photo of truck which killed 12 people at Christmas market in Berlin city.

Berlin: The world’s most dangerous terror group Islamic State (IS) today claimed responsibility for Monday night truck assault at a Christmas market that killed 12 people in Berlin.

The affiliated news agency of the IS group Amaq released a statement on late Tuesday night by saying that the attack in which at least 12 people were killed and 49 others were injured which was carried out by “a soldier of the Islamic State”.

According to international leading English news channel, German Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere reacted cautiously to the claim, saying “several lines of investigation” were being pursued.

German prosecutors on Tuesday freed the only suspect Naved B who is a national of Pakistan because of there is insufficient evidence against him.

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The sole suspect was captured in a park after reportedly fleeing the scene and being tracked by a member of the public, who alerted the police.

The original driver of the truck, who is Polish citizen Lukasz Urban, was found dead with gunshot and stab wounds at his body on the passenger seat.

Officials suggested that a perpetrator or perpetrators may still be on the run.

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