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German police storm Berlin’s former airport used as refugee home: media reports

world Updated: Dec 20, 2016 16:05 IST
Reuters, Berlin
German police,Truck attack,Berlin Christmas market

The truck that crashed into a Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche on December 20.(AFP Photo)

German magazine Focus said on Tuesday that police special forces were storming a hangar at Berlin’s defunct Tempelhof airport, which now houses a refugee accommodation centre.

On Monday evening a truck ploughed into a crowdat a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others. Police say they suspect it was a terrorist attack.

German media cited local security sources as saying that there was evidence suggesting the arrested suspect was from Afghanistan or Pakistan and had entered Germany as a refugee.

Neither police nor prosecutors were immediately available for comment.

First Published: Dec 20, 2016 16:05 IST