Manhunt for Berlin terrorist extends across Europe
Germany's chief federal prosecutor announced Thursday morning that four people who were in contact with Anis Amri, who is suspected of carrying out Monday night's truck attack in Berlin, are under arrest and being questioned. The announcement came after the German police on Wednesday night offered a 100,000-euro reward for information leading to Amri's capture.
Meanwhile, the manhunt for Amri has been extended throughout Germany with counterterror forces carrying out dozens of raids in areas with large concentrations of Muslim refugees. Neighboring countries with large Muslim refugee populations, especially France, Belgium and Austria, have started to use their intelligence sources and make arrests in order to locate the fugitive terrorist. Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian, had been in contact with radical Muslim figures in Germany and Syria. He was under surveillance by German intelligence services and had even been arrested and questioned, but was not deported back to his country due to a lack of documentation.
Monday night's attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds at a Christmas market left 12 people dead and 48 wounded. Among the casualties were two Israelis: 60-year-old Dalia Elyakim, who was killed, and her husband Rami, who was seriously injured and remains hospitalized in Germany.