The nephew of the Berlin attacker has been arrested in Tunisia, as investigators in Europe hunt for possible accomplices and seek to establish movements. The interior ministry in Tunis three men were held on suspicion of being part of a “terrorist cell… connected to the terrorist Anis Amri”. It added in a statement that Amri had sent his 18-year-old nephew Fedi money to join him in Europe. The nephew was arrested in Amri’s hometown of Oueslatia, while the other two were picked up in Tunis. All three were held on Saturday. Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian, died in a shootout with Italian police on Friday, but his death left several questions unanswered.
we are studying all possible connections (between Amri) and our country, above all with one specific person.
Spain’s Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido
In Germany hundreds of investigators are trying to establish if Amri was part of a larger group of jihadists or acted as a “lone wolf”. Meanwhile in Italy, investigators were trying to determine why he went to Milan and what he was doing wandering around 3am near a station on the outskirts of the city, where he was shot dead by a policeman on Friday after a routine check. The investigators are trying to ascertain whether Amri was there to meet someone, or whether he was merely seeking shelter in the area. And in Spain, police are investigating whether he was in contact with another possible extremist there, the interior ministry said. Amri was believed to be the driver of the truck that sped into Christmas market in the German capital on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring scores of others. His fingerprints and wallet were found in the truck.