BREAKING: The suspected Berlin Christmas market terrorist is dead

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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.

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