One year ago, a rejected asylum seeker drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people. Tonight, the country and the world cast their eyes again on the scene of that attack, where a series of memorial events has been unfolding.
A police officer allegedly leaked information about the Berlin Christmas Market attack to friends in the far-right AfD. One of the recipients is a suspect in right-wing attacks in the German capital.
Thursday marked the third anniversary of the deadly Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack. Mourners gathered to remember those lost and injured.
The Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, where an Islamist terrorist carried out a deadly truck attack in 2016, was evacuated over reports of suspicious packages. But police later said nothing of the sort was found.
Police say two terror-related incidents were prevented last month alone. Germany has been on heightened alert for fresh atrocities following the death of "Islamic State" (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October.
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