12 killed, 48 injured in Berlin in apparent truck-ramming terror attack

Twelve people were killed and 48 injured when a truck driver drove into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. 

Twelve people were killed and 48 injured on Monday night after a truck driver drove into a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin.

The Christmas market is located in Breitscheidplatz Square by the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Church.

Local police are suspecting the incident to be a terror attack, as the driver drove into the market at a time when the market was densely populated with shoppers purchasing their last Christmas goods before the holiday this Sunday.

In late November, the US State Department warned of a “heightened risk of terror attacks” at events across Europe during the Christmas season, saying there was “credible information” that Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda were planning bloodshed.

German police have launched a manhunt to pursue the driver, who reportedly fled the scene.

The car-ramming on Monday evening appears to mirror the terrorist attack in Nice, France this past July when a Tunisian native drove a truck into a crowd participating in Bastille Day celebrations. Eighty-six people were killed in the attack.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News