A truck has ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin killing nine and injuring several people, according to police.
“We can confirm nine fatalities & many injured. A lot of our colleagues are at #Breitscheidplatz to investigate the background,” a message on the official police Twitter account said.
A police spokesperson told German media that they are treating the truck incident in Berlin as a terrorist attack.
Police evacuated the Christmas market and sealed it off. Law enforcement also set up a special area for the relatives of those injured, local media reported.