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Berlin Truck Attacker Shot Dead in Milan

After a manhunt across Europe this week, the terrorist behind the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market has been stopped. The Times of Israel reports that police in Milan, Italy, killed the Tunisian man responsible for the attack during a shootout early this morning:

The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the deadly Berlin truck attack at the Christmas market was shot dead by police in Milan on Friday, Italy’s Interior Minister Marco Minniti said.

The minister told a press conference in Rome that Anis Amri was fatally shot after firing at two police officers who had stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT).

Identity checks had established “without a shadow of doubt” that the dead man was Amri, the minister said.

He said that Amri had coolly pulled the weapon from a backpack and began shooting. One of the officers was hit in the shoulder during the exchanges, the minister said. The officer was in hospital, awaiting surgery but not in any danger...

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