BERLIN The Tunisian who killed twelve men and women by driving a truck into a Xmas industry in Berlin obtained his orders specifically from Islamic Condition, a German magazine documented on Saturday.
The militant group claimed accountability for the assault on Dec. 19, but it was unclear whether or not it experienced planned and executed it, or just encouraged the attacker with its phone calls on supporters to hit targets in enemy nations.
Der Spiegel cited data supplied to German safety authorities from the United Arab Emirates on Jan. eight that stated Anis Amri, the failed asylum seeker who drove the truck into the crowd, experienced obtained an order from a squad in just IS.
The squad is identified to German authorities from other proceedings versus suspected IS militants disguised as refugees, the magazine stated.
Amri, who experienced pledged allegiance to Islamic Condition, was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four times right after the Berlin assault. Islamic Condition stated the assault experienced been perpetrated by an IS “soldier … in response to phone calls to concentrate on nationals of the coalition nations”.
The federal general public prosecutor’s office and the BKA federal police are on the lookout into the data supplied by the UAE, the magazine stated, adding that German authorities deemed the resource to be reputable.
When requested for comment, the BKA stated the federal general public prosecutor’s office was responsible for furnishing data on the Amri scenario. The prosecutor’s office declined to comment.
On Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office stated it experienced no proof that other men and women primarily based in Germany ended up involved in getting ready or carrying out the assault and an evaluation of Amri’s mobile phone confirmed he experienced communicated with an IS member abroad in advance of and through the assault.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin Extra reporting by Holger Hansen Editing by Robin Pomeroy)