Merkel called hitting the crowd in Berlin the terrorist attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a television speech said that the German authorities believe that hitting the crowd in Berlin, in which 12 people were killed, was a terrorist attack, reports Bloomberg.

“There are many things in this act that which we desired certainty don’t know, but based on existing evidence we can conclude that this was a terrorist attack,” she said.

Earlier on Tuesday, December 20, the Berlin police reported that the truck was aimed at the crowd intentionally. Before that law enforcement authorities have classified the incident as an “attack”, and the interior Minister of Germany Thomas de maizière acknowledged that “says much” in favor of the attack.

19 Dec trailer truck crashed into a crowd of visitors to the Christmas market in Berlin. He drove through the territory of about 80 m, resulting in 12 people were killed, and hospitals, according to the latest data, there are 48 victims. The driver of the truck tried to flee but were arrested. Also in the cockpit was the passenger who died.

As wrote the newspaper Die Welt, hitting the suspect in the 23 — year-old citizen of Pakistan Naveed B. He, according to the newspaper, born 1 January 1993 in the Pakistani city of Turbat, and we moved to Germany in February this year by the Austro-German border in Passau, in Lower Bavaria.