Berlin terror suspect Amri killed near Milan

Anis Amri killed in gunfight with Italian police.

Anis Amri, the Berlin terror attack suspect, has been shot dead in a gunfight with Italian police in the Milan area in the early hours of 23 December, according to anti-terrorism sources.

Amri, who was suspected of the 20 December attack on a Christmas market in Berlin in which 12 people died, was killed during a shootout with police at a routine identification checkpoint in Sesto S. Giovanni, near Milan, at around 03.00.

Amri, who shot and seriously wounded a police officer before he died, was identified subsequently from his appearance and fingerprints, according to police sources.

The police officer is not in a serious condition.

At least 12 people were killed in the attack in Berlin, including Italian Fabrizia Di Lorenzo, when a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market on 20 December.