‘A truck has ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin killing nine and injuring several people, according to police.

The incident happened on one of Berlin’s largest Christmas markets, located in the western Charlottenburg district. It is also close Berlin’s key shopping mile Kurfuerstendamm and a famous Gedaechtniskirche (Memorial church) tourist site.

“We can confirm nine fatalities & many injured. A lot of our colleagues are at #Breitscheidplatz to investigate the background,” a message on the official police Twitter account said.

A police spokesperson told German media that they are treating the truck incident in Berlin as a terrorist attack.’

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