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Nine Dead and 50 Wounded After Truck Crashes Into Berlin Christmas Market in Possible Terror Attack

Police guard the market after the incident. Photo via AP
Police guard the market after the incident. Photo via AP

The Associated Press is reporting that nine people have died and at least 50 were wounded Monday night when a truck crashed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin.

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The attacker is said to be on the run, Reuters reports.

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Reuters reports that local German media are speculating that the incident looks like a terrorist attack. A terrorist attack carried out by a Tunisian citizen driving a truck killed 84 people on Bastille Day this year. The driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was then shot dead by police.

This is the second high-profile terrorist attack today: the Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in Ankara this morning while attending an art gallery. Everything is terrible, and getting worse.

This is a breaking news post and will be updated.

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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thetallblonde

Everything is terrible, and getting worse.

they really know how to get to people. and i don’t just mean logistically, i mean emotionally. at a christmas market, less than a week before christmas?

goddamnit.