Obama expresses condolence over Berlin attack

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) The White House said US President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to offer condolences over Monday’s fatal attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.

“The President reiterated the US offer of assistance and underscored that no attack could sway our determination — and that of our German allies — to defeat terrorism in all of its forms,” the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

At least 12 perons were killed and nearly 50 others injured when a truck drove into a popular Christmas market filled with tourists and locals in Berlin late Monday.