People light candles underneath the Christman Tree near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on December 20, 2016 one day after a truck crashed into a Christmas market.  / AFP PHOTO
People light candles underneath the Christman Tree near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on December 20, 2016 one day after a truck crashed into a Christmas market. / AFP PHOTO

UN's Ban condemns Berlin Christmas market attack

Breaking News December 20, 2016 23:26

By Agence France-Presse

UNITED NATIONS, United States - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the rampage by a truck driver on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, calling it a terrorist attack.



Ban expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims.

"The secretary-general condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin last night," said a statement from his spokesman.

He "hopes anyone involved in the commission of this appalling crime will be swiftly brought to justice," he added.

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