ROME Italy has expelled a Tunisian citizen suspected of owning been in get hold of with the male who killed 12 men and women by driving a truck by means of a Xmas sector in Berlin final calendar year, the inside ministry stated on Saturday.
The 36 calendar year-aged experienced been residing on the southern island of Sicily, the place Berlin attacker Anis Amri spent time in jail and a deportation center, the ministry stated in a assertion.
He gave Amri a telephone and the two stayed in get hold of just after the latter moved to Germany. Amri returned to Italy just after the Dec. 19 assault, and was shot useless by Milan police.
Investigators tapped the telephone of the other Tunisian and found out he experienced been in get hold of with extremist suspects and was setting up to cross illegally to France, the ministry stated.
They tracked him down in the northern city of Turin on Might 2 and held him in a repatriation center ahead of accompanying him on a flight to Tunisia.
The ministry stated Italy experienced now expelled 174 men and women suspected of religious extremism because January 2015.
(Reporting by Isla Binnie Editing by Mark Potter)