Moroccan intelligence services believe Berlin truck attacker Anis Amir had links with radical Moroccan Islamists.
Rabat – The Tunisian terrorist who attacked Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market on December 19, 2016, was known to Moroccan intelligence services because he reportedly had ties with radical Moroccan Islamists in Germany, according to the German news agency DPA.
DPA said it obtained information from documents of the security services.
The German Federal Bureau of Investigation (BKA) provided the documents to the German authorities in November 2016.
The attacker, Anis Amri, drove a hijacked truck into the crowded Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring more than 70.
The news agency learned from a briefing note that Moroccan intelligence services requested further information regarding a Moroccan, a French-Moroccan, and Amir.
According to German police, Anis Amri, who was a failed asylum seeker, was not a lone wolf and may have had links to a terrorist network.
Italian police shot Amri dead after a gunfight in which Amri shot a policeman in the shoulder while trying to escape.
Moroccan intelligence services had informed Germany of the possibility of an attack.