German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened” by the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed at least 12 people Monday.
Merkel told reporters on Tuesday that it would be “particularly sickening” if it turns out the attacker was an asylum-seeker who sought refuge in Germany.
German media have reported that a suspect arrested after the attack was a Pakistani citizen who came to Germany in late 2015 or early 2016.
Police in Berlin say the driver who rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market, killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly 50, did so intentionally.
They’re investigating Monday night’s incident against tourists and locals as a suspected terror attack.
The suspected driver was arrested a couple of kilometres away, while the truck’s passenger — a Polish national — is dead.
The truck’s owner believes the truck was hijacked