Berlin ‘terror attacker’s’ chilling final selfie before ‘hunting down motorcyclists’ in car rampage injuring six


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THIS is the chilling final selfie of the Berlin “terror attacker” before he allegedly went on a bloody motorway rampage last night.

The 30-year-old Iraqi is accused of injuring six people in a series of car crashes in the German capital yesterday, which cops fear he carried out deliberately.

Sarmad A shared this image with an Opel Astra similar to the one used in the ‘attack’ just three hours before the rampage
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The Iraqi, 30, who is alleged to have carried out the ‘attack’, sits in the back of a police car after being arrested[/caption]

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A mangled car involved in the ‘deliberate’ car crash last night in Berlin[/caption]

Named only as Sarmad A. due to strict German privacy laws, the suspect deliberately hunted down motorcycles, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said today.

He is being investigated for three cases of attempted murder following the attack which is believed to be “Islamist-motivated”, Berlin’s senator for the interior, Andreas Geisel said.

The alleged driver left a haunting last Facebook post around three hours before the “attack”.

He posted a chilling image of himself standing next to an Opel Astra like the one used in the crash rampage.


Next to the snap he wrote a brief message praising God.

In another post around the same time he shared more images of the same vehicle.

Sarmad arrived in Germany in 2015, just months after finishing studying graphic design at the College of Fine Arts in Karbala, according to his social media.

One June 8, 2015, he posted a selfie, writing: “Praise be to God, I finished the last exam and finished the school year.”

Just three months later in September he shared an image of himself in Turkey, before being pictured in Germany later that month.


Many of his social media posts paint a picture of a normal young man, who enjoyed going out playing snooker with pals and riding motorbikes.

A profile on a dating site said he likes Kylie Jenner, pizza and Jack Daniels whisky.

In one post from November 2015 he even changed his profile picture to have a French flag filter – a popular symbol of solidarity with the victims of the Paris terror attacks by ISIS.

But other messages have a darker tone.

Sarmad changed his profile pic in solidarity with the victims of the 2015 Paris terror attacks

A Facebook picture shows Sarmad with a motorbike[/caption]


Many of the Iraqi’s older social media posts paint a picture of a normal young man[/caption]

In one, he shared a picture of George Bush, writing: “This dog destroyed Iraq.”

And in another from 2018 – on the 15-year anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq – he shared a post ranting about being “occupied by the UK and US b*****ds”.

Authorities say the suspect is believed to be suffering from “psychological problems”.

Mr Geisel said: “If personal problems mix with religiously loaded ideas, this can lead to uncontrollable acts yesterday’s events have shown in a very painful way how vulnerable our society is.”


Prosecutor’s office spokesman Martin Steltner said investigators are looking into whether the suspect was linked to any terrorist group or if other people were involved in the attack.

Steltner added cops were looking into tips that the man may had possible contacts with other extremists.

According to Tagesspiegel, the man is known to Berlin police and was born in Baghdad in 1990.

Three of the wounded were severely hurt when Sarmad allegedly drove his Opel Astra into a number of motorbikes, some of which collided with cars, along a stretch of the German capital’s highway.

Six people were hurt, including three seriously.

He stopped his car and put a box on the roof, claiming it had explosives inside, it’s alleged.


The 30-year-old began shouting “Allahu akbar” or “God is great”, according to respected German newspaper Bild.

He then reportedly shouted: “Nobody comes closer, otherwise you will all die!”

The attacker then rolled out a prayer mat on the road and knelt down, according to Der Tagesspiegel.

Armed police were able to overpower him and detain him while bomb specialists found only tools in the box.


Six people were wounded when the ‘extremist’ rammed his car into other vehicles, it has been reported[/caption]

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The metal box which the attacker claimed contained a bomb sits on the roof of the car last night[/caption]

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Tools from inside the man’s metal box, which did not contain any explosives, are scattered on the ground[/caption]

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German police believe the Iraqi is an Islamic extremist[/caption]

A traffic officer of Arabic descent bravely approached Sarmad and talked him away from the car – a move which directly led to his arrest.

Mr Steltner said: “The courage of the official was impressive.”

Three people on bikes were injured including a fireman who is fighting for his life with severe head and spinal injures, Mr Steltner said in a statement today.

Another three victims were injured travelling in a car when a motorcyclist collided with them after being rammed by the extremist.

The suspect first hit a car on the highway in the Wilmersdorf neighborhood, then drove into a motorcyclist, leaving him behind with life-threatening injuries.

He hit a second person on a motor scooter and eventually used his car to push a third motorcyclist into the front of another car, prosecutor Steltner said.

The suspect finally got out of his car near the Alboinstrasse exit in Berlin’s Tempelhof district.

The crashes at three different locations shortly before 7pm local time led to a complete closure of one of Berlin’s main arteries and led to long traffic jams with some 300 people stuck for hours.

This is not the first time Berliners have been terrorised by Islamic extremists.

In December, 2016, a Tunisian man rammed a truck into a Christmas market in the city killing 12 and injuring 56.

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Forensics experts at the scene of the car ‘attack’[/caption]

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One person is fighting for their life following the motorway ramming[/caption]


The Iraqi man claimed to have explosives when he exited the car[/caption]

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