December 2016: Truck Plows into Berlin Christmas Market

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Truck Plows into Berlin Christmas Market
Image of Angela Merkel visitng the crash site of the 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
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