1. Somebody shot the Russian ambassador to Turkey.
2. Somebody drove a truck into more than 9 people in Berlin.
3. The head of one of the departments of the Russian Foreign Ministry has been found shot dead near his apartment in Moscow.
4. At least three injured in Zurich – reports suggest Muslim attack by means of firearms.
The gunman who assassinated Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and “don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!’ after carrying out the deadly attack.
Karlov was speaking at an art exhibition in Ankara named ‘Russia as seen by Turks’ when he was fatally injured.
[Now, technically, we don’t know for sure that the Berlin truck attack, which resembled the Nice truck attack, was a jihad attack. At the moment, some people are blaming Poles.]
22:11 Fakt24 contacted the owner of a trucking company!
– It was not my driver. For me the most important thing now is to find my employee – informs Ariel Zurawski, owner of a transport company, which owned the truck taking part in a terrorist attack in Berlin.
22:10 Berlin police slowly begins to master situations and to calm the situation. “There is no evidence for the existence of other dangers.”
22:07 mayor of Berlin, Michael Muller informs that the situation in the city is under control. The police, in turn, asks for caution.
22:03 For some time, came signals about the threat of terrorist attacks in Germany. I recently stopped there 12-year-old, who was carrying an explosive device home construction.
21:58 ISIS admitted to the attack. We do not know if it really were behind the event, or just claim to the dubious glory for the tragedy.
21:53 Social media are full of sympathy for the victims and information to survivors transmit their relatives.
[The truck seems to have been owned by a European company, but the boss claims that the European authorized to drive was not the one who carried out the attack.]
>Ariel Żurawski, owner of the transportation company to whom the truck belongs, told TVN24 that he had last contact with the driver around noon. “According to me, they did something to the driver, hijacked the truck and they did what they did. This wasn’t my driver. I vouch for him, he was my cousin” – he added. Original text: “Ariel Żurawski, właściciel firmy, do której należała ciężarówka, powiedział w TVN24, że ostatni raz kontaktował się z kierowcą około południa. – Mój scenariusz jest taki, że kierowcy coś zrobili, porwali samochód i zrobili co zrobili. To nie był mój kierowca. Ręczę za niego, to był mój kuzyn – dodał.”
Truck Ploughs Into Berlin Christmas Market Killing Nine, Injured Over 50 In Apparent Terrorist Attack
by Tyler Durden
Dec 19, 2016 2:39 PM
A truck plowed into a crowd at a busy Christmas market in western Berlin leaving at least nine dead according to Berlin police, and over 50 people injured. The driver of the truck has been arrested and his co-driver is said to have died during the crash.
Local media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a popular site for tourists. A police spokesperson told German media that they are treating the truck incident in Berlin as a terrorist attack.
“I heard a big noise and then I moved on the Christmas market and saw much chaos…many injured people,” Jan Hollitzer, deputy editor in chief of Berliner Morgenpost, told CNN. “It was really traumatic.”
Police cars and ambulances converged quickly on the scene as a huge security operation unfolded.
A spokeswoman for the Berlin police said that around 8:00 p.m. local time a semitrailer truck drove onto the sidewalk drove onto the sidewalk near Breitscheidplatz. After hitting the people, the truck then swerved back into the street where it came to a stop, she said.
Berlin police have arrested the driver of the truck, who according to Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel was arrested near the scene. N-TV adds that the co-driver of the German truck is dead.
Meanwhile German police has called on Berliners to “stay at home” after the deadly truck attack.
Television pictures from Berlin showed the truck standing amid debris by small wooden stalls that make up the “Christkindlmarkt” of which there are several in Berlin at this time of year. Police cars and ambulances converged on the scene.
Welt newspaper is claiming that German intelligence have been intercepting indications of a possible attack on a Christmas market in Berlin for several days.
The Police have said that the first indications from the ongoing investigation suggest the truck crash was an attack on the Christmas market.
Police said that “numerous” people had been injured, but there is presently no information on potential fatalities.
Berliner Polizei – „Wir haben den falschen Mann“
Not directly relevant, but typical of a trend: