Global & Disaster Medicine

ISIS claims responsibilty for the 12 dead and 52 injured at Berlin’s Christmas market

Washington Post

  • The Islamic State has previously cited traditional Christmas markets as viable marks in their wave of terror in Europe
  • Revulsion and angst over the strike at a joyous symbol of the region’s Christmas traditions
  • Italy said it would ramp up security for Christmas events, including Pope Francis’s appearance at St. Peter’s Square
  • The Czechs pledged “massive” security at public events on Christmas and as the country rings in the new year
  • French officials said security at Christmas markets were immediately reinforced

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