Italian officials have confirmed that Anis Amri, the chief suspect in Monday’s truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, has been shot dead by police in Milan.
German media reports say he travelled by train to Milan via France and had been identified by police at a mosque in Berlin’s Moabit district.
“ After investigations, we can now confirm without any doubt that Anis Amri, main suspect of the Berlin Truck attack has been killed,” Interior Minister Marco Minniti confirmed during a press briefing.
The interior minister did not give enough information about the police operation, because investigations were still in progress and there could be “future developments.”
The suspect opened fire during a routine check in Milan when he was asked for his identity documents by police who had spotted him acting suspiciously.
He shot and injured an officer and was killed in the exchange of fire that followed.
An international manhunt has been underway for the 24-year-old Tunisian since Monday’s attack in Berlin which killed 12 people.