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Circumstances around Berlin truck crash unclear, a lot points to attack: Minister

world Updated: Dec 20, 2016 05:19 IST
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Parts of a Christmas market decoration stick in the windscreen of a truck following an accident with the truck on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin.(REUTERS)

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said the circumstances of Monday’s deadly truck crash at a Christmas market in Berlin were still unclear, but a lot pointed to an attack.

“We don’t yet have anything conclusive regarding the circumstances and the course of events,” de Maiziere told ARD public television, adding that investigators were working hard to put together all the pieces of evidence.

“I don’t want to use the word ‘attack’ yet although a lot points to that,” the minister said.

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement that it was still unclear exactly what had happened. Security officials are trying to secure the site and find those responsible, he said.