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Summary

  1. So-called Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for Monday's truck attack at a Berlin market, which killed 12 people and injured 49
  2. The registered driver of the Polish lorry is reported to have been found dead with gunshot wounds
  3. German police have released a Pakistani suspect, saying there is no evidence against him
  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller attend a vigil at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  5. Mr Mueller says "the entire free world mourns the victims of this cowardly and inhumane attack on our peaceful way of living"

Live Reporting

By Yaroslav Lukov, Tom Spender, Alastair Lawson and Hugo Bachega

All times stated are UK

  1. Christmas trauma at the crash scene

    Firefighters carry an injured person into an ambulance in Berlin
    Image caption: Firefighters carry an injured person into an ambulance in Berlin
    Officials inspect the scene
    Image caption: Officials inspect the scene
    German police at the scene
    Image caption: German police have now sealed off the area
  2. Flashback to Nice lorry attack

    In July, more than 80 people were killed, including children, after a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. 

    The attacker was later identified as Tunisian delivery man Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. 

    He was not a known jihadist, but French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the killer had apparently been radicalised very quickly.

  3. 'Co-driver died' at the scene

    The co-driver of the lorry died during the incident, a police spokesman tells Germany's N24 TV.

  4. 'It was definitely deliberate' - eyewitness

    Eyewitness Mike Fox, visiting Berlin from Birmingham, says the large lorry missed him by only about three metres as it drove into the market, tearing through tables and wooden stands. 

    "It was definitely deliberate," he told Associated Press. 

    Mr Fox added that he helped people who appeared to have broken limbs, and that others were trapped under Christmas stands. 

  5. Suspect arrested - local media

    The suspected lorry driver has been arrested, a police spokesman tells N24 TV. 

  6. Residents asked to stay home

    The police also ask people to stay at home and not spread rumours.

  7. Many officers at the scene - Berlin police

    In a tweet (in German), Berlin police confirmed that nine people have been killed and many injured.

    The police said many colleagues were at Breitscheidplatz, investigating what happened.

  8. Video footage from the scene

    Video footage has emerged of the aftermath of the incident.

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    Video caption: Lorry ploughs into German market in Berlin
  9. Suspect on the run - media reports

    The market is at Breitscheidplatz close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in the city's west.

    German media are reporting that the driver is on the run.

  10. At least nine killed - police

    Welcome to our live coverage as a lorry ploughs into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing at least nine people and injuring several others. 

    Police say they believe it was a deliberate attack.