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Berlin attack: German Police hunt Tunisian man, says report

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German Police are in hunt for a Tunisian man in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack after an ID was found in the truck, German media reported.

The man is aged 21 or 23 and known by three different names and was born in the southern Tunisian city of Tataouine.

The asylum office papers of the suspect were found under the driver’s seat of the 40-tonne lorry that rammed through the Christmas market in the heart of the German capital, German newspaper Bild reported.

Islamic State has claimed the responsibility of the Berlin carnage and said that a soldier of ISIS carried out the attack “in response to appeals to target citizens of coalition countries”. The group offered no evidence to back the claim.

Earlier, a Pakistani asylum seeker, Naveed B, was arrested in connection with the attack. Naveed was released late Tuesday for lack of evidence.

A Polish man, who was believed to be the registered driver of the truck, was found dead on the passenger seat. German Police assumed that the truck was stolen from a construction site in Poland.

The crash occurred outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the city’s center. Reportedly, the crowd was of tourists and locals who were enjoying shopping and the traditional festive atmosphere.

Police said the incident was similar to the attack in Nice where 86 people were killed by a truck driven by a terrorist inspired by ISIS ideology.