Cops suspect car bomb caused Berlin explosion

Berlin: Police in Berlin say they suspect a bomb caused the explosion that killed a man who was driving through the German capital early yesterday.

Rescuers and police officers work around the damaged car after a blast caused by an explosive device killed its driver. Pic/AFP
Rescuers and police officers work around the damaged car after a blast caused by an explosive device killed its driver. Pic/AFP

The deputy chief spokesman for Berlin police, Carsten Mueller, told The Associated Press that the explosion occurred at about 8 am (local time) in the western district of Charlottenburg.

Mueller says that “investigators are working on the assumption that it was an explosive device” inside or on the vehicle that caused the blast.

He said investigators were still trying to determine the man’s identity and couldn’t immediately provide details about the vehicle.

A picture posted by Berlin police on Twitter showed the wreckage of a silver VW Passat station wagon on the street.

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