German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said there is “no doubt” that the truck incident at a Christmas market in Berlin was a terrorist attack.
“At this point, we have no doubt that this horrific crime was a terrorist attack,” de Maiziere told a news conference on Tuesday.
He added that there is no evidence so far to indicate the suspect is linked to ISIL or any other terrorist group.
German police said Tuesday they were treating as “a probable terrorist attack” the killing of 12 people when a lorry ploughed through a packed Berlin Christmas market.
Dozens more were wounded Monday when the truck tore through the crowd, smashing through wooden stalls and crushing victims, in scenes reminiscent of July’s deadly attack in the French Riviera city of Nice.