After Shooting of Main Suspect, Germany Hunts Accomplices of Berlin Killer

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AFP — Germany was hunting for possible accomplices of the suspected Berlin truck attacker on Saturday, a day after he was killed in a shoot-out with Italian police in Milan. As most of the country was preparing to celebrate Christmas Eve, Germany’s under-pressure authorities said hundreds of investigators would be working on the probe throughout the holiday season. Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, is believed to have hijacked a truck and used it to mow down holiday revellers at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The rejected asylum seeker was the focus of a frantic four-day manhunt after the rampage, but his time on the run was cut short by Italian police. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday thanked Italy and expressed relief that the fugitive no longer posed a threat, but warned that “the danger of terrorism in general endures”. She pledged a “comprehensive” analysis of how the known jihadist was able to slip through the net in the first place. “The Amri case raises questions,” she said. “We will now intensively examine to what extent official procedures need to be changed.” “How could Europe’s most wanted terrorist leave