Terrorist attack in Berlin: Tunisian's fingerprints found in Christmas market crash truck

10:20, 23 December 2016
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Fingerprints from a Tunisian suspect have been found inside the truck that smashed through a Berlin Christmas market on Monday in an attack that killed 12 people, and investigators assume the migrant was at the wheel, officials said, according to Reuters.


A hunt is underway across Europe for Anis Amri, 24, as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades, as reported by Reuters.

"We can report today that we have new information that the suspect is with high probability really the perpetrator," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters on Thursday.

Read alsoMerkel calls Berlin tragedy 'terrorist attack'"In the cab, in the driving cabin, fingerprints were found and there is additional evidence that supports this," he said.

Read alsoPoroshenko condemns Berlin terror attackFrauke Koehler, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office, told reporters: "At this point in the investigation, we assume Anis Amri drove the truck."

Police had carried out searches across Germany on Thursday but made no arrests, she said.

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