Fears of terrorist attack in Berlin after truck fire

An explosion in the German capital caused many to fear a terrorist attack was underway.

A truck in Berlin exploded this afternoon.

Residents reported hearing a loud bang and black smoke billowing above Berlin’s skyline this afternoon.

Witness, Xenia Antipova said on Twitter she saw a “truck explosion” followed by two “big bangs” and “several smaller ones” in the district of Friedrichshain which is popular with tourists.

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However, local authorities quickly allayed fears of an attack and said in a statement that the fire was not believed to be terror related.

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