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Police search asylum shelter in Berlin

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German police have searched a large shelter for asylum-seekers in Berlin in response to the fatal attack on Christmas market Monday.

The DPA news agency is reporting that up to 250 officers took part in the operation at the now-defunct Tempelhof airport overnight.

It quoted a spokesman for Berlin's office for refugee affairs as saying that four men in the late 20s were questioned by police but nobody was arrested.

Several German media, citing unnamed security sources, reported that the suspect in the attack was a Pakistani man who entered Germany late 2015 or early this year.

Police declined to comment on the reports, referring questions to federal prosecutors who didn't immediately respond to calls Tuesday.

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