Anis Amri carried out a suicide attack on a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, killing 12 people. Four days later, he was shot dead by Italian police whilst on the run.
Anis Amri drove a stolen truck into a crowd of people at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin in December 2016. The attack happened at the Breitscheidplatz next to the Wilhelm Memorial Church and left 12 people dead and 56 injured. Amri, a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia, became the subject of a Europe-wide manhunt and was killed four days later in a shootout with police in Italy. Amri had been on the radar prior to the attack but authorities had been unable to deport him. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content on Anis Amri.
State authorities are under fire after it was revealed police had identified Berlin attacker Anis Amri as a potential threat last March. An independent probe investigated possible lapses in authorities' handling of Amri.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has confirmed that an asylum seeker wanted in connection to a deadly attack in Tunis is to be deported. The man was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack in Germany.
Changes proposed by a Berlin politician include new criteria on who poses a security threat. Before the attacks in Paris, Brussels and Berlin, those with petty criminal records weren't considered a security risk.
The Tunisian had frequently consumed cocaine and cannabis before driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market. Italian authorities said they could not exclude the possibility he consumed drugs the day of the attack.
Berlin truck terrorist Anis Amri was the focus of eight prosecution teams in three German states before he murdered 12 people last December, says a Cologne newspaper. It cites findings by Germany's justice minister.