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Hunt for Tunisian Terrorist After ISIS Claims Berlin Christmas Attack

Berlin terror scene and suspect (Photo: twitter/BILD)

Yesterday, we reported that the terrorist responsible for the Berlin Christmas market attack was still on the loose. Today, The Times of Israel reports that not only are German authorities now searching a Tunisian asylum seeker as the suspected attacker, but that the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group has claimed responsibility for the massacre:

German police launched a manhunt Wednesday for a Tunisian suspected of driving the truck that plowed through a Berlin Christmas market in a deadly assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Twelve people were killed when the Polish-registered articulated truck, laden with steel beams, slammed into the crowded holiday market on Monday, smashing wooden stalls and crushing victims.

Media reports said asylum office papers believed to belong to the man were found in the cab of the 40-ton truck used in the attack that killed 12 people.

The man is in his early 20s, known by three different names, and was born in the southern city of Tataouine, the reports said...

The scenes instantly revived nightmarish memories of the July 14 truck assault in the French Riviera city of Nice, where 86 people were killed by a Tunisian Islamist.

The IS-linked Amaq news agency said “a soldier of the Islamic State” carried out the Berlin carnage “in response to appeals to target citizens of [anti-IS] coalition countries...”

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