Update (0820ET): Germany has classified the incident as an act of terrorism, according to the country’s public broadcaster, citing security officials.
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A Syrian migrant in his 30s shouting in Arabic about Allah ploughed a truck into traffic in the German city of Limburg, injuring 9 people.
The suspect dragged the driver of a white Mercedes truck from his vehicle before accelerating into other cars at a traffic light. Witnesses told local media that the vehicle accelerated significantly before the crash that left several cars smashed and debris scattered across the pavement.
Witnesses said the terrorist said “Allah” several times and spoke Arabic.
It’s a miracle that the man didn’t choose to plough into pedestrians, which would have undoubtedly caused more fatalities.
The fact that the assailant was a Syrian migrant will lead to more criticism for Angela Merkel over her policy of opening Germany’s borders in 2015 to around 2 million “refugees,” many of them from Syria.
The deadlier 2016 truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, which killed 12 people and injured 56 others, was carried out by a failed Tunisian asylum seeker.
Last week, a knifeman who had converted to Islam and been radicalized by ISIS propaganda killed 4 people in a terrorist attack on a police station in Paris, France.
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