This file photo taken on December 20, 2016 shows firemen inspecting the truck that crashed the evening before into a Christmas market in Berlin.

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Twelve individuals died within the lorry assault

A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained in Berlin in reference to final week’s assault on a Christmas market, German state prosecutors say.

They are saying his quantity was discovered on the cellphone of Anis Amri, who killed 12 individuals by hijacking a lorry and ramming it via the stalls.

Police raided the house and office of the person within the Tempelhof space of Berlin, German media report.

Officers have till Thursday to resolve whether or not to formally arrest him.

Amri was shot useless by police in Milan early final Friday, 4 days on from the assault, after the 24-year-old Tunisian opened fireplace and injured an officer throughout a routine verify.

In the meantime, police within the the Netherlands are investigating whether or not Amri travelled there instantly after the market assault after an unused Dutch Sim card was present in his backpack.

They consider he was noticed on CCTV in Nijmegen station and was in all probability handed the Sim card there.

From Nijmegen, it it thought he took a six-hour bus journey Lyon Social gathering-Dieu station in France – from the place he apparently acquired a prepare to Milan by way of Chambery and Turin.

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Authorities throughout Europe are attempting to piece collectively Amri’s actions after the assault

The Sim card present in his backpack was issued between 20 and 22 December in one among three potential Dutch cities – Breda, Zwolle and Nijmegen, Italian media reported.

It was extensively reported after the assault that German police had searched a refugee centre in Emmerich, simply throughout the border at Nijmegen.

That Amri was capable of journey from Berlin whereas topic to a European arrest warrant has raised security questions.

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Amri pledged allegiance in a video to so-called Islamic State