Germany seeks arrest of alleged accomplice in Xmas market attack: reports

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Germany has issued an arrest warrant for a suspected accomplice of the attacker who ploughed a truck through a busy Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 and killed 12 people, German media reported Thursday.

Prosecutors suspect a 32-year-old Tunisian, identified as Meher D., of having been an Islamic State (IS) instructor of the attacker, Anis Amri, and of having pushed him to carry out the attack, the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and TV channels NDR and WDR reported.

The suspect could be in Libya where he had joined IS in 2015, according to German justice which is looking for him for alleged "membership of a terrorist group and complicity in murder," the media added.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor declined to make any comment on the reports.

On December 19, 2016, Amri, a 23-year-old Tunisian killed a dozen people and injured 48 others in the Christmas market attack claimed by IS.

Amri was shot dead four days later by Italian police while on the run.

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