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    The United States will work with other countries to destroy Daesh terror group, President-elect Donald Trump said in a statement condemning Monday's deadly truck-ramming attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – At least nine people were killed and about 50 injured by a truck slamming into shoppers at the outdoor holiday market. A suspected perpetrator has been detained, media reports citing police said.

    "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners," Trump’s statement promised.

    Germany’s Interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said the incident may have been an act of terrorism. A similar conclusion was expressed in a statement by US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.

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