December 2016: Truck Plows into Berlin Christmas Market
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of December 2016.
1. French President Hollande Won't Seek Reelection 2. Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer 3. Italian Prime Minister Renzi Resigns 4. South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park 5. Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul 6. ISIS Recaptures Palmyra 7. Coptic Christians Targeted in Cairo 8. Boeing Lands First Post-Sanctions Deal with Iran 9. Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies 10. Aleppo Back in Government Hands 11. Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey 12. ISIS Strikes Christmas Market in Berlin 13. IMF Head Christine Lagarde Found Guilty 14. Explosions Level Mexican Fireworks Market 15. Singer George Michael Dies 16. New Syrian Cease-Fire
- Truck Plows into Berlin Christmas Market
- ISIS claims responsibility for an attack involving a truck jumping the sidewalk and crashing into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany on Dec. 19, 2016. The truck plows into the pedestrians, killing 12 and injuring dozens more. The attack happens near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, whose jagged spiral is a reminder of World War II, an important symbol in Berlin. The police arrest, then release a suspect; two days after the attack, the perpetrator is still at large.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber