Flowers and candles are placed near the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, December 21, 2016, after a truck ploughed through a crowd at the Christmas market on Monday night. ( Image credit: Reuters )

German police hunt Tunisian man over Berlin attack

The man is aged 21 or 23 and known by three different names, according to reports

BERLIN: German police are searching for a Tunisian man in connection with the deadly truck attack on a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, media reported Wednesday.

The man is aged 21 or 23 and known by three different names, according to reports in the daily Allgemeine Zeitung and the Bild newspaper. Both said asylum office papers believed to belong to the man were found in the cab of the truck.

Pakistani held over Berlin attack freed

Earlier, a Pakistani asylum seeker suspected of ploughing the lorry that killed 12 people was released Tuesday for lack of evidence, prosecutors said.

"The accused, detained over the attack on the Berlin Christmas market on December 19, 2016, was let go on this evening on the orders of the federal prosecutor," his office said in a statement. Authorities identified the man earlier as...Read more...

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