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Suspected Berlin market attacker confirmed dead in shootout in Italy

Paramedics and police arrive at the scene where a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany on December 19 2016 [Stringer/Anadolu]
Paramedics and police arrive at the scene where a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany on December 19 2016 [Stringer/Anadolu]

The suspect behind Monday night's terror attack in Berlin has been confirmed dead in Milan following a shoot-out with Italian police. Reports from various Italian news sources claim that Amri Anis was killed in a routine traffic stop at 03:00 today in the Sesto San Giovanni neighbourhood in Milan.

The Guardian, citing local sources, reported that Amri pulled out a gun and began shooting at the officers. It said that an officer who had been on the job for nine months then killed the suspect. The officer was shot in the shoulder but is alive.

Amri was believed to have spent several years in Italy before he travelled to Germany. There were separate reports of a shoot-out in Milan in several Italian newspapers.

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