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Islamic state claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack
December 20, 2016 / 7:53 PM / 8 months ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack

Candles burn at a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, to commemorate the 12 victims of a truck that ploughed into the crowded market.Hannibal Hanschke

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds in a Christmas market and killed 12 people.

"The executor of the operation.. in Berlin is a soldier of the Islamic state and he executed the operation in response to calls to target nationals of the coalition countries," the militant group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, Writing by Amina Ismail, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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