Berlin Jihad update: Suspect named as 23-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan

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Berlin market attack: Suspect named as 23-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan

Watch | Police arrest suspect in Berlin market attack

  • 12 dead and 48 injured, some severely, at Berlin market
  • Police believe “likely terrorist incident”
  • Suspect arrested, man thought to be original driver found dead
  • Attack occurred at Breitscheidplatz, outside the landmark  Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

A man arrested under suspicion of ploughing a 7-tonne truck through a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12, has been named in German media reports as Naved B, a 23-year-old asylum seeker of Pakistani origin.

No official confirmation has been provided at this time.

The suspect was picked up about 2 kilometres (1½ miles) away from the scene of the attack in which 12 were, near the Victory Column monument.

Berlin’s public radio station RBB-Inforadio reported that the…

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