Berlin truck driver reportedly a refugee from Pakistan or Afghanistan

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Washington Times

German authorities began early Tuesday to sketch a politically explosive portrait of the man arrested in the Berlin Christmas-market attack.

According to a report in the German newspaper Die Welt, translated with computer assistance by the Washington Times, the suspect is a newly-arrived Pakistani refugee.

Other local news outlets reported that he was a refugee, though uncertainty persists on where exactly he was from.

The Berliner Zeitung reported that he was an Afghan, and Der Tagesspiegel reported that the man was either Pakistani or Afghan.

In an indication that authorities know a great deal about the man, Die Welt specified the date on which the man arrived in Germany — Feb. 16 this year.