Driver killed in bomb blast in car driving through Berlin

A bomb disposal specialist in protective gear passes by an exploded car as he investigates the site of the blast in Berlin, eastern Germany, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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

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The deputy chief spokesman for Berlin police, Carsten Mueller, told The Associated Press that the explosion occurred at about 8am (7.00am GMT) 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.

A bomb disposal specialist in protective gear passes by an exploded car as he investigates the site of the blast in Berlin, eastern Germany, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A bomb disposal specialist in protective gear passes by an exploded car as he investigates the site of the blast in Berlin, eastern Germany, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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, its windows blown out and its front end smashed in.

 

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