Berlin police report that 12 are dead at least 48 others are injured after a truck crashed into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany. According to journalist Polla Garmiany, there was also reports of a shot, but this is unconfirmed.
According to BuzzFeed, one man has been arrested. However, according to The Guardian, the man, who is of Pakistani origin, may not be the suspect. Berlin police also report that another person was found dead in the truck.
Is it Islamic State-inspired? As of now it is unknown but BNO News reports that German police are calling it a terrorist attack.
The attack follows current ISIS attack methods. According to The Telegraph, the US recently warned of heightened risks of terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe as ISIS loses its grasp on Iraq and Syria.
Footage of the aftermath of the attack was shared online by the Berlin Morgenpost. Watch it below.
Last month, an ISIS magazine article targeting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade instructed jihadists how to carry out a successful attack as a lone wolf operative. In the article, ISIS suggested that a lone wolf use a vehicle to plow into a crowd and to carry a secondary weapon.
A similar attack claimed by ISIS was carried out this year on July 14 at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. Bouhlel is responsible for murdering up to 84 people by ramming into them with a truck and shooting at them.
The attack comes the same day as the assassination of Andrei Karlov, who was shot and killed in Ankara by police officer Mert Altintas, 22. Altintas was filmed giving the “tahwid,” or ISIS’ index finger signal, while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Read more about the attack in Berlin in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: