Italy’s interior minister, Marco Minniti, confirmed today that the 24-year-old Tunisian man suspected of committing attack in Berlin, Anis Amri, died today after a shooting with Italian police in the city of Milan (north).
The minister confirmed “no doubt” the identity of Amri and reported that the shooting occurred at 3:00 local time (2:00 GMT) in the Milanese neighborhood of Sesto San Giovanni, when the suspect was stopped by the police in a routine security check.
At that moment, he took out his gun and opened fire on the two police officers, wounding one of them in the back.
The other officer responded to the shots by Tunisian and killed him.
The minister explained that the injured agent is hospitalized but his life is not in danger.
Minniti did not go into details of the operation “because there is an ongoing investigation” and because this information “may have a development”.
And he defended that the level of alert and security in Italy “works”.
He explained that an individual who had arrived in Europe had been “neutralized” after passing through several European countries and this “means that there is a system capable of functioning,” Minniti said.
The minister thanked the police and especially the two young policemen of the patrol who stopped the Tunisian to ask for the papers.
Italian media sources that cite Milan police sources explain that the alleged terrorist arrived in the Milanese district of Sesto San Giovanni aboard a train coming from France as could be verified in a ticket that he had in his bag.
Anis Amri is considered the main suspect in the attack at Christmas market in Berlin which 12 people were killed and tens wounded.
It is believed that Amri landed in Italy in 2011 as an immigrant, where he remained in prison for four years for crimes such as threats, robbery and aggression.
Rome, December 23, 2016, EFE/Practica Español
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Comprensión del texto B.1 (Comprehension B.1)
La policía italiana está interrogando a un sospechoso.
Las autoridades italianas han confirmado la identidad de una persona.
El primer ministro de Italia reveló la identidad de un sospechoso.
Esa persona podría estar implicada en el atentado terrorista de Berlín.
Un sospechoso continúa en búsqueda y captura.
Las autoridades han encontrado a la persona que planeó el atentado en Berlín.
La policía de Milán arrestó a un terrorista.
Un terrorista logró escapar de una persecución policial.
Una persona sospechosa abrió fuego contra unos policías.
En la zona sur de Italia.
En el norte de Alemania.
En la zona norte de Italia.
Uno de los dos policías está ileso.
Los dos policías están ilesos.
Ambos policías están heridos.
No están haciendo un buen trabajo.
Deben trabajar más duro en Italia.
Están trabajando bien en Italia.