'Berlin market attack suspect may have passed through Netherlands'

The Tunisian man thought to be responsible for the deadly truck attack was shot dead on 23 December by Italian police.

A handout portrait released by German Federal Police Office on 21 December 2016 showing two pictures of a Tunisian man identified as Anis Amri, suspected of being involved in the Berlin Christmas market attack, that killed 12 people on 19 December 19.  Picture: AFP.

BERLIN - Dutch police said on Wednesday they were investigating whether the man believed responsible for last week's deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin may have travelled through the Netherlands.

Twelve people died in the 19 December attack. The Tunisian suspect, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was shot dead on 23 December by Italian police.

Wim de Bruin, spokesman for the National Prosecutor's Office, said there were "signs" Amri had passed through the Netherlands on his way to France, and an investigation was ongoing.

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