The suspected Berlin attacker has been killed in a shootout with police in the Italian city of Milan after more than three days on the run as the most wanted man in Europe, the Independent reported on Friday.
Peter Frank, the German federal prosecutor, said investigations into Anis Amri’s associates and a possible wider terror network in Germany would continue, after he was linked with two jailed extremist preachers convicted for supporting Daesh terrorist group.
The terror group acknowledged his death with a statement praising "another attack" on Italian police, in an attempt to spin the shooting to their advantage.
Marco Minniti, Italy’s interior minister, said officers were conducting a routine patrol at 3am local time (2am GMT) when they stopped a man resembling the fugitive.
“At the moment he was stopped, the man without hesitating took a pistol out of his rucksack and shot the police after they asked him for identification documents,” he told a press conference.
“The patrol immediately responded to the shooting. A police officer, Cristian Movio, was injured but fortunately he is recovering in hospital.
“State police officers responded and the person who attacked our patrol was killed.
“Investigations have revealed that the person killed, without any shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri.”
Local reports said he shouted “Allahu Akbar” while shooting at two police officers, hitting Movio in the shoulder, before hiding behind a car and trying to flee.
The uninjured Italian police officer, 29-year-old Luca Scata, then chased Amri down and shot him dead.