Berlin Attack: Tunisian Security Arrest Amri’s Nephew

Berlin Attack, Tunisian Security, Anis amriTunisian security forces have arrested the nephew of Berlin market attacker, Anis Amri, and two other suspects, officials say.

The Tunisian Interior Ministry, said the three, aged between 18 and 27, were members of a “terrorist cell”, and that they were detained on Friday.

This followed a lorry attack on Monday, on a Christmas market, which left 12 people dead and 49 injured.

Tunisian-born Amri, 24, was shot dead by police in the Italian city of Milan in the early hours of Friday.

German authorities said fingerprints they provided, confirmed the dead man was Amri.

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The Nigerian leader also extolled Chancellor Merkel’s strong leadership qualities and her compassion towards immigrants from the Middle East and other countries.

President Buhari said he appreciated the Chancellor’s support for Nigeria in dealing with its own domestic challenges, including terrorism.

12 people were killed with 48 injured after a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in Berlin.

Initial reports suggested the driver was an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker who arrived in Germany in February.

The Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri, was later shot dead by police on Friday morning after he was approached by police during a routine patrol in Milan.

Reports say the man opened fire 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.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State (IS) group has released a video purporting to show Amri pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi.

He does not make any reference to the Berlin attack, which IS claimed soon afterwards. It is not clear when or where the video was filmed.

Shortly before releasing the video, IS acknowledged Amri’s death in Milan.

Berlin Attack Suspect Anis Amri Killed In Milan

Berlin Attack Suspect Anis Amri Killed In MilanItalian officials say the Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan. 

The man was approached by police during a routine patrol in Milan on Friday morning.

Reports say the man opened fire 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.

The BBC reports that Monday’s attack on a Berlin Christmas market left 12 dead and 49 injured.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State (IS) group has released a video purporting to show Amri pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi.

He does not make any reference to the Berlin attack, which IS claimed soon afterwards. It is not clear when or where the video was filmed.

Shortly before releasing the video, IS acknowledged Amri’s death in Milan.

When Italian police stopped the suspect, who was on foot, at 03:00 a.m. local time, he “immediately drew out a gun” and shot at the two policemen, Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, said.

One of the officer, Cristian Movio, was injured in the shoulder but his injuries are not life-threatening.

His junior colleague, Luca Scata, who had been in the police for just nine months, was the one who fired the shot which killed Amri.

Germany has been on high alert after the attack which also left 49 people injured.

They had detained the driver, who security sources said is an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker who arrived in Germany in February.

Reports however said the man was known to the police for minor crimes, but not terror links.

“Our investigators are working on the assumption that the truck was deliberately steered into the crowd at the Christmas market…,” police had said on Twitter.

Separately, police arrested two people in the German city of Oberhausen on suspicion of planning an attack.