Potsdam police find explosives near Christmas market

Police officers evacuate the streets around a Christmas market in Potsdam, eastern Germany, on December 1, 2017Image copyright
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Police in the German city of Potsdam say they have found an explosive device next to a Christmas market.

The device was sent to a pharmacy in the city south-west of Berlin, leading to the evacuation of the nearby market.

Police have conducted a controlled explosion on the device, which the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper said had wires protruding from it.

Last December, 12 people were killed when a lorry was driven through a Christmas market in Berlin.

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