12 are dead and others are injured after a truck ran into a crowd at a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany. Police have called it a terrorist attack. Police have called it a terrorist attack, however, it is currently unclear if it is related to the Islamic State
or other global jihadist groups. 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. The attack does bear resemblance to other ISIS terrorist attacks committed this year, most recently the ISIS-inspired attack at Ohio State University, carried out by Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan
. 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.
Police stand near the area after a truck plowed through a Christmas market on December 19 in Berlin, Germany. Several people have died while dozens have been injured as police investigate the attack at a market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the Kurfuerstendamm. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)