December 19, 2016 / 10:55 PM / 8 months ago

France increases security at Christmas markets after Berlin truck incident

German police officers secure the site of an accident with a truck at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016.Christian Mang

PARIS (Reuters) - France will increase security at Christmas markets across the country after a truck ploughed into people at a seasonal market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people, the Interior Ministry said.

"Franco-German cooperation will continue with no respite so that democracies win the war against those who want to strike at our values and freedoms," the ministry said in a statement.

"All security forces will keep to a maximum level of vigilance. Security at Christmas markets will be reinforced with immediate effect."

Reporting by John Irish, editing by G Crosse

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