The Berlin market attacker, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan. The Tunisian national fired on police who asked him for ID during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area in the early hours of Friday . . .
German authorities say fingerprints they provided have confirmed the dead man is Amri. They are trying to find out if he had accomplices.
Monday’s attack on a Berlin Christmas market left 12 people dead and 49 injured.
The suspected attacker – 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri – traveled to Italy from France.
An Italian police chief said his men had no idea they might be dealing with Amri when they approached him at around 3 a.m. (2200 EDT) outside a station in Sesto San Giovanni, a suburb of the northern city of Milan.
Anis Amri is suspected of driving a heavy truck that smashed through a Berlin Christmas market on Monday killing 12 people, and security forces across Europe have been trying to track him down.
The truck mowed through a crowd of people and bulldozed wooden huts selling Christmas gifts and snacks beside a famous church in west Berlin.
Militant group Islamic State acknowledged Amri’s death and his suspected role in the German attack – for which it has claimed responsibility – through its Amaq news agency.