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Breaking: Suspect In Berlin Market Christmas Attack Killed In Milan


Anis Amri, the man suspected to be behind the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, was shot dead in a shootout with police in Sesto San Giovanni, Milan province Photograph: GIANPIETRO MALOSIO/Photoshot/Avalon/Avalo

According to  security sources the suspect involved in the Berlin Christmas market attack has been shot dead in shootout in Milan, Italy.

Citing a police source Reuters is reporting that fingerprints have identified the man killed in Milan as Anis Amri. Italian Interior minister Minniti Italy should be “very proud” of its security.

Allegedly at 3am local time in Milan officers stopped a person who looked very suspect during a routine patrol asked him for his ID papers. The individual  took his gun without hesitating and shot at the police officer.



Reuters has also reported that a short video was posted on the website of Italian magazine Panorama which suggests the shooting happened before dawn, with police gathered around a cordoned-off area in the dark.

The report was one of several conflicting accounts on the whereabouts of the 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri. It is alleged that Amri travelled to Milan from Chambéry, France to Turin and on to Milan, arriving  at 1am last night, local time

Germany’s public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has spoken to Amri’s brother who said “We are shocked and the whole family is in a bad situation. No comment”

A man matching his description was seen in Aalborg in northern Denmark, the Danish police tweeted on Friday, saying people should keep away from the area as it had an ongoing operation there.

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