Berlin attack suspect ‘pledged allegiance to Isil’, as questions raised over how he travelled 1,000 miles across Europe before he was shot dead by police in Milan, by Loiuse Burke.
Anis Amri’s death outside a train station in a northern suburb of Milan brought to a dramatic end to a journey that saw Europe’s most wanted man travel apparently unimpeded 1,000 miles across Europe.
Despite being wanted by police and intelligence services across the continent as the suspected driver of the lorry which killed 12 people and injured dozens of others after ploughing through a Berlin Christmas market, Amri was able to travel across three frontiers with apparent ease. …
It was only the quick thinking of the two Italian police officers who stopped him in the Sesto San Giovanni district that brought his flight across Europe to a sudden end.
On being asked for his identity papers Amri pulled a gun out of his rucksack and opened fire, injuring police officer Cristiano Movio before being shot dead himself.
His fingerprints were matched to those found in the cab of the lorry, showing him conclusively to have been the man behind the market terror attack.