Anis Amri Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti has announced a press conference for 10.45 am (0945 GMT).

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Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, is believed to have hijacked a truck and used it to mow down holiday revellers at a Berlin Christmas market play

Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, is believed to have hijacked a truck and used it to mow down holiday revellers at a Berlin Christmas market

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The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the deadly Berlin truck attack was shot dead by police in Milan Friday, Italian media reported, citing security sources.

Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti has announced a press conference for 10.45 am (0945 GMT).

Berlin attack suspect killed play

Berlin attack suspect killed

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According to the reports, the suspect, Anis Amri, was stopped in his car around 3:00 am for what was a routine identity check. He pulled out a pistol and shootout ensued in which he was shot.

Amri had been missing since escaping after Monday's attack which left 12 people dead.

He had links to Italy, having arrived in the country from his native Tunisia in 2011.

Shortly after his arrival he was sentenced to a prison term for starting a fire in a refugee centre.

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 play

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

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He was released in 2015 and made his way to Germany.

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