ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack

ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack
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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a Monday truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left a dozen dead.

Through its propaganda arm, the terror group on Tuesday referred to the attacker as one of its soldiers, according to the Site Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors communications from terrorist groups. 



Twelve people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a massive truck plowed through the crowded holiday market in Berlin. 

An asylum seeker from Pakistan was arrested for the attack and later released due to insufficient evidence, according to The Washington Post.

Hours after the attack, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKushner says he did not collude with Russia, had no improper contacts Kushner: Meeting with congressional investigators went 'very well' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE issued a statement mourning the victims and condemning jihadists.

“ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said.

“These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners."