No evidence of terrorist background to car explosion: Berlin police

A police bomb disposal expert checks a damaged car on Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Germany on March 15, 2016.
A police bomb disposal expert checks a damaged car on Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Germany on March 15, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

BERLIN (REUTERS) - German police said on Tuesday (March 15) that they were not aware of a "terrorist background" to the explosion of a car in central Berlin that killed the driver.

"There is no evidence of there being a terrorist background," a spokesman for Berlin police said.