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    Tunisia Detains Three People Allegedly Linked to Berlin Terror Attack Suspect

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    Three people allegedly linked to Berlin truck attack chief suspect Anis Amri, including his nephew, were detained in Tunisia, the country's interior ministry said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — One of the detainees, Amri's nephew, reportedly admitted that he had been contacting the terrorist via Telegram messenger.

    "On December 23, a terror cell consisting of three members aged between 18 and 27… connected with Anis Amri, who carried out the Berlin terror attack, was uncovered," the statement said.

    On Monday, a truck rammed into the crowd at a Berlin Christmas market in the center of the city, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others. The suspected perpetrator, a 24-year-old Tunisian citizen Anis Amri, was shot dead on Friday in a shootout with the police in Milan, Italy, after he was stopped for a routine check.

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