Potsdam Police Find Explosives Near Christmas Market
Albanian Daily News
Published December 1, 2017
Police in the German city of Potsdam say they have found an explosive device next to a Christmas market.
The device was sent to a pharmacy in the city south-west of Berlin, and was found to have wires protruding from it.
Police said they later found explosives inside, before they conducted a controlled detonation of the device.
Last December, 12 people were killed when an Islamist attacker hijacked a lorry and drove it through a Christmas market in Berlin.
More than 2,600 Christmas markets opened across Germany on Monday, and bring in an estimated £2bn (€1.7bn; $2.7bn) of business a year.
The Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper said the incident took place at a market near Brandenburgerstrasse in the centre of Potsdam, which has a number of other Christmas markets.