|Misguided, Deranged and Killed: Anis Amri|
Anis Amri, a Tunisian man suspected of having driven a truck into crowds at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50 more, has been shot dead in a shootout with police in Milan, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said on Friday, with Germany's top prosecutor later confirming that Amri had been killed.
Minniti told a press conference in Rome that there was "no doubt" that the dead man was Amri after his fingerprints were clearly identified.
Amri was killed at around 3 a.m. local time (0200 UTC) on Friday. One policeman was injured in the shootout, which occurred when police requested identity papers from a suspicious-looking person.
Instead of producing papers, Amri drew a gun from his backpack and fired at one of two police officers, injuring him, Minniti said. The other police officer then shot Amri dead. No one else was injured.
Note EU-Digest: as one bystander who saw the terrorist being killed by police noted: "may God forgive this deranged terrorist pig. Hopefully this is another warning to those who are planning such deplicable deeds that they will either be caught or killed - there is no escape".
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