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Police Suspect Organized Crime In Deadly Berlin Bombing


German police say a bomb blast that has killed the driver of a car in Berlin may be linked to organized crime gangs.

The explosion occurred on March 15 inside or on a Volkswagen car in Berlin's western district of Charlottenburg. The car's driver was killed in the blast.

Berlin police said there was no indication the explosion was a terrorist attack.

Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ziesmer said investigators were concentrating on the possibility that the explosion might be linked to organized crime.

She said investigators had identified the 43-year-old man who was killed but declined to name him, citing the ongoing investigation.

Berlin has seen a spate of violence linked to biker gangs involved in the drugs trade in recent years.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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