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Desperate Manhunt for German Christmas Market
Terrorist Focuses on Tunisian





Published December 21, 2016 FoxNews.com

German police are desperately hunting a Tunisian man suspected of Monday's deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, hoping to catch him before he can repeat the monstrous act that left a dozen dead and 48 injured, according to reports.

The 23-year-old suspect's documents were found inside the cab of the truck used to mow down civilians at the market, and he was identified as going by "Ahmed" or "Anis A.," among other suspected aliases, police sources told German media, including Die Welt. Die Welt, along with most other German media outlets, published photos of the suspect. The manhunt took a new focus after police determined on Tuesday that a Pakistani migrant intially detained after the horrific attack, for which ISIS has claimed credit, proved to be innocent.


This Tunisian man is suspected in Monday's truck attack.
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"We don't know for sure whether it was one or several perpetrators," said Germany's top prosecutor, Peter Frank. "We don't know for sure whether he, or they, had support."

The suspect reportedly has extensive links to militant Islam.

Born in the jihadi hotbed of Tataouine in 1992, he applied for asylum in Germany in April, Die Welt reported. He was a follower of the recently arrested Abu Walaa, an Iraqi citizen and preacher who was believed to be one of the top ISIS leaders in Germany, according to Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Die Welt reported the suspect had stayed with another suspected Islamist in Germany, had recently sought to obtain weapons and drew the attention of German officials, who were monitoring his communications.

As part of the manhunt, German authorities have been scouring hospitals after reportedly finding the suspect's DNA inside the truck and concluding that he likely sustained an injury during the Christmas market attack.

ISIS claimed "a soldier of the Islamic State carried out the attack in response to calls for targeting citizens of the Crusader coalition." The attack, which mirrored the ghastly massacre in Nice over the summer, appeared to follow several of the terror group's online guides for committing acts of terror using vehicles.

Police in Berlin said they had received 508 tips on the attack as of Tuesday night, and did not say if they were looking for more than one suspect.

Spokesmen for the Tunisian Interior Ministry and Foreign Ministry did not have information about the possible suspect and could not immediately confirm whether the Tunisian government had been contacted by German authorities.

Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller said Wednesday it was "good to see that Berliners aren't being intimidated."

"I don't think there's any need to be afraid," he told ZDF television. "The police presence has been significantly heightened ... and of course other measures taken to find the perpetrator quickly."

Mueller argued that there are limits to increasing security, given the number of public spaces and events.

"It wouldn't be our free and open life any more if we escalated security measures so much that people worry about going anywhere, that there are strict entry checks," he said. "We don't want that. It must be appropriate and goal-oriented."

Referring to security measures, he added: "A lot has happened, and more certainly will."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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"The 23-year-old suspect's documents were found inside the cab of the truck."

Really? How convenient. Strange how these perpetrators seem to leave so much evidence behind.
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"The 23-year-old suspect's documents were found inside the cab of the truck."

Really? How convenient. Strange how these perpetrators seem to leave so much evidence behind.

Agreed... seems to be "too good to be true".


There are times we are left with the thoughts that the authorities think the public are gullible idiots who'll swallow anything.
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