Tunisian security forces arrest three for links to Berlin market attack suspect

Tunisian security forces have arrested three suspected militants after uncovering their links to Anis Amri, the Tunisian national believed responsible for the Berlin Christmas market attack that killed 12 people

By: Reuters | Tunis | Published:December 24, 2016 7:47 pm
Berlin, berlin attacker, berlin christmas market attacker, berlin suspect shot, germany attack, germany , Berlin truck killing, germany christmas market killing, germany market killing, italian news agency, ANSA, world news, indian express news German police officers guard a Christmas market in the Prenzlauer Berg district in eastern Berlin, December 20, 2016. (Source: Reuters)

Tunisian security forces have arrested three suspected militants after uncovering their links to Anis Amri, the Tunisian national believed responsible for the Berlin Christmas market attack that killed 12 people, Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Watch what else is in the news

The ministry said Amri’s nephew was among the three men and had been in touch by social media messaging with Amri, who was killed on Friday by Italian police after he pulled a gun on them during a routine search.

In Spain, intelligence services are investigating a possible connection via Internet between Amri and a Spanish resident on Dec. 19, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido told radio station COPE on Saturday. He said police and security forces were studying the information and deciding whether to make any arrests.

Amri, 24, is suspected of ploughing a truck through the Berlin market on Monday. In a video released on Friday after his death, he is seen pledging his allegiance to militant group Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Video of the day

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results