Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says Berlin market attacker Anis Amri was most likely radicalised after his arrival in Italy in 2011.
Point of view
We have no evidence of particular networks [...] that Amri had in Italy.Prime Minister of Italy
The Europe-wide investigation to piece together Amri’s last movements has seen phones seized in raids on two flats near Rome, where he is believed to have stayed in 2015.
“Beware, because radicalisation in the majority of cases is radicalisation that takes place in our home; in our prisons, our neighbourhoods…” said Gentiloni. “We have no evidence of particular networks, from an intelligence point of view, that Amri had in Italy.”
The 24-year-old Tunisian had links to known Islamists. He was shot dead by police in Milan on December 23, following a four-day manhunt.
The raids in Italy came after evidence was uncovered suggesting Amri was in touch with another Tunisian in the village of Campoverde. The contact is currently being detained for drug pushing.