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Germany: Security high in Berlin as German capital gears up for NYE02:10

Germany: Security high in Berlin as German capital gears up for NYE

Germany, Berlin
December 31, 2016 at 01:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

As Berliners and tourist gathered at Brandenburg Gate on Saturday for New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, tight security measures were being enforced, following the recent attack at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the west of the German capital.

Concrete barriers blocking off the area and security checks at the entrance to the festival area have been deployed. Police presence was also high, with a supposed 1,700 strong force of officers, some with machine guns. One German visitor commented on the measures stating: "I think the security is good again, I feel safe."

The measures come after a truck was driven into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 48 on December 19. The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack. The chief suspect, Anis Amri, was later killed during a police shoot out in Milan on December 23.

Germany: Security high in Berlin as German capital gears up for NYE02:10
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As Berliners and tourist gathered at Brandenburg Gate on Saturday for New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, tight security measures were being enforced, following the recent attack at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the west of the German capital.

Concrete barriers blocking off the area and security checks at the entrance to the festival area have been deployed. Police presence was also high, with a supposed 1,700 strong force of officers, some with machine guns. One German visitor commented on the measures stating: "I think the security is good again, I feel safe."

The measures come after a truck was driven into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 48 on December 19. The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack. The chief suspect, Anis Amri, was later killed during a police shoot out in Milan on December 23.