Anis Amri, a suspect in the terror attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 and injured 48, including two Americans, has been killed in a shootout with police in Milan, the ItalianInterior Ministry said on Friday. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti confirmed at a Friday morning press conference that the person shot dead by Italian Police is “beyond any shadow of a doubt,” Anis Amri.
Anis Amri, 24, was accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in Monday’s assault on a Christmas market, which has been claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Italy’s interior minister Marco Minniti told a press conference in Rome that Amri had been fatally shot after firing at police who had stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3:00 am.One police officer was injured in the shootout.
At a press conference on Friday morning, Mr. Minniti said:
“One of our police officers on patrol stopped a person who was just walking around looking very suspect. And the moment he was stopped, the man, without hesitating, he immediately took his gun and shot at the police officer who asked him for his identification papers.”
He said the officer is recovering in hospital.
Mr. Minniti said:
“Police officers reacted to the shootout. The person who attacked our police officer was killed.”
“There is absolutely no doubt that the person who was killed is Anis Amri, the suspect of the terrorist attack in Berlin.”