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Christmas Market Incident Is An Obvious Terrorist Act
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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Tuesday's Berlin Christmas market incident that saw a lorry crash into a crowd killing at least 12 people, was a "terrorist act".

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/me...03932.html
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Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, a day after the event in the German capital, that it was "a very difficult day for Germany".
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"We have to assume that this was a terrorist attack," Merkel said.
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She said that it would be "particularly sickening" if the attacker was in fact a refugee.
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Police had detained a 23-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker. However, late on Tuesday, he was released because of insufficient evidence, German prosecutors said.
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Germany's top prosecutor, Peter Frank, said that while investigators were treating the attack as an act of "terrorism", though there is no claim of responsibility yet.
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Frank also told reporters that it was not entirely clear whether there was one perpetrator or more.
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The lorry struck the popular Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church late on Monday as tourists and locals enjoyed a traditional pre-Christmas evening near Berlin's Zoo station. Dozens of people were wounded.
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The interior ministry said Christmas markets in Berlin will remain closed on Tuesday out of respect for the victims.
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Witness Jan Hollitzer told Al Jazeera the truck drove about 50 metres through the market.
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