Car bomb kills driver in central Berlin


A car bomb killed a driver travelling down a street in central Berlin on Tuesday, police said, adding that it was caused by an explosive device “on or in the vehicle”.

The explosion occurred during peak-hour traffic on Bismarckstrasse, within sight of the Victory Column monument, leaving the front of the car severely dented after it flipped over, while debris was strewn a few metres away.

“Our investigators believe it was an explosive device that caused the vehicle to explode,” said Berlin police, who have sealed off the area.