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Berlin truck attack suspect killed in shootout in Milan

© Daniele Bennati, AFP| Italian police and forensics experts gather around the body of suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri after he was shot dead in Milan on December 23, 2016.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-12-23

The suspect behind Monday's Christmas market attack in Berlin was killed in a shootout in Milan, Italy's interior minister said Friday.

  • The suspect in the Berlin truck attack was killed in a shootout in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday.
  • He was stopped during a routine traffic stop in the early hours of Friday morning.
  • Fingerprints identify the man killed in Milan as the Berlin truck attacker.
  • He pulled a gun from his backpack after being asked to show his identity papers and was killed in the ensuing shootout.
  • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in Berlin, which killed 12 and injured 56 others.

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Date created : 2016-12-23

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