BREAKING: The suspected Berlin Christmas market terrorist is dead


Anis Amri, the Tunisian asylum seeker suspected of carrying out the Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack earlier this week has been shot dead in Milan. 

The 24-year-old hi-jacked a lorry, killing the driver, and drove it through a busy market at high speed, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others. 

Marco Minniti, Italy's interior minister told a press conference that Amri had been shot dead by police after firing at them when they stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3:00am this morning. 

“He immediately took a pistol out of his rucksack and shot at the police who asked him for documents."

"The person killed after a number of inquiries without any shadow of a doubt is Anis Amri, the presumed suspect of the terrorist attack in Berlin," he said.

A police source said that Amri was then identified by fingerprints.

Amri had been missing and on the run since escaping after Monday's attack in central Berlin.