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    Italy Steps Up Security Amid Berlin's Christmas Market Attack

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    Italian authorities are elaborating measures to boost security measures across the country in the light of the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti held a meeting with police chief Franco Gabrielli on Tuesday to coordinate measures in case of attacks, while Italy's Anti-Terrorism Strategic Analysis Committee (CASA) met to assess the country's threat level, the Italian edition of The Local news network reported.

    There are a lot of Christmas markets across Italy's largest cities, especially in the northern part of the country. One of the implemented security measures at the northern Italian markets are patrols by the teams of volunteer doctors and security experts, equipped with bullet proof vests and armored vehicles, the media outlet said.

    On Monday, a truck rammed into the crowd at the Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring 48. Police have confirmed the ramming was intentional and detained the suspect, a Pakistani national registered at a refugee center.

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