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Obama offers assistance to Merkel after Christmas market attack
December 20, 2016 / 4:59 PM / a year ago

Obama offers assistance to Merkel after Christmas market attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday night to offer condolences and U.S. help after a truck crashed into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and wounding dozens, the White House said.

Obama offered condolences for the “horrific apparent terrorist attack,” it said in a statement on Tuesday. “The president reiterated the U.S. offer of assistance and underscored that no attack could sway our determination - and that of our German allies - to defeat terrorism in all of its forms,” the statement said.

Reporting by Emily Stephenson and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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