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Truck Drives Through Christmas Market in Berlin, Nine Dead

A truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany on Monday, killing nine people while injuring at least 50 others, according to police.

The assailant is on the run, according to German media.

Police believe the attack was deliberate, the BBC reported.

The German-based Berliner Morgenpost shared a video to its Facebook page showing stands knocked over with sirens audible in the background.

IMAGES: Truck ploughs through Christmas Market in #Berlin‘s Breitscheidplatz pic.twitter.com/dLrkxTLUww

— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) December 19, 2016

The Islamic State has encouraged its followers to use large trucks as a weapon to inflict mass casualties.

This past summer, a lone-wolf attacker killed 86 people in Nice, France, this after driving a cargo truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Angalis. ISIS called the assailant a “soldier.”

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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