Berlin attack suspect killed in shootout

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MILAN (AP) - Italian officials said the suspect in the Berlin, Germany Christmas market attack was killed in a shootout with police.

Italian news agency ANSA said the suspect Anis Amri was killed during a shootout that took place at 3 a.m. during a routine police check.

ANSA reported that Amri pulled a gun from his backpack after being asked to show his identity papers and was killed in the ensuing shootout.

Italy's interior minister said one of two police officers who apprehended Amri was shot, but his condition is not life-threatening. The other officer fatally shot the suspect.

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said he phoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel to inform her that the Christmas market attack suspect had been killed.

Gentiloni said the overnight capture and killing of Amis Amri in Milan shows the importance of increased law enforcement collaboration at both national and international levels.

Amri was the main suspect in the attack that killed at least 12 people earlier in the week and injuring dozens more.

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