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Islamic state claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack
December 20, 2016 / 7:37 PM / 8 months ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack

A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016Pawel Kopczynski

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.

(The story was refiled to add the dropped word "for" in the headline)

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

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