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Heavily-armed police stand outside an apartment complex where hours earlier they arrested Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A., alias 'Abu Walaa', a 32-year-old imam from Iraq, on November 8, 2016 in Hildesheim, Germany
Heavily-armed police stand outside an apartment complex where hours earlier they arrested Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A., alias 'Abu Walaa', a 32-year-old imam from Iraq, on November 8, 2016 in Hildesheim, Germany Getty Images

Further reports are claiming Amri had connections with an extremist network centring on a 32-year-old German-based Iraqi preacher Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A, aka Abu Walaa, who was arrested in November accused of recruting for Islamic State.

Holger Muench, the head of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told AFP that Anis Amri's name "has come up in the past" in connection with the network

IBTimes UK have obtained the video of Amri pledging allegiance to ISIS.

Read a full report of his pledge.

"How about border controls?" asks Beatrix von Storch, MEP for the far right Alternative for Germany party.

She is one of many right-wing politicians to criticise Europe's open border policy in the aftermath of Amri's death.

Conservative MEP and IBTimes UK columnist Daniel Hannan has shared a map of Amri's reported movements through Europe since committing the Berlin atrocity.

A new picture of Cristian Movio - the man shot by Amri - shows him in good spirits.

Amri's pledge of allegiance to ISIS is one of the biggest developments of the day.

Here's a full report from IBTimes UK's Tom Porter.

Geert Wilders is the latest politician to voice criticism of Europe's open border arrangements.

Earlier, Marine Le Pen took aim at Schengen.

Some lines from Amri in his ISIS pledge video:

"My message to crusaders bombing Muslims everyday... Their blood will not go in vain. We are a nation behind them and will take revenge for them.

I call on my Muslim brothers everywhere... Those in Europe, kill the crusader pigs, each person to their own ability."

Merkel: "The question and danger of terrorism will continue for me and the government. It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard citizens and we will do our utmost to do this.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first comments since Anis Amri was killed. John Macdougall/AFP

"You can rely on our values being stronger than the hateful values of terrorism"

Merkel emphasises the importance of European partners working together "across borders".

She said she had spoken to the Tunisian president and wants to speed up the process of sending failed asylum seekers back.

She added: "There are questions about how he reached Germany. I have asked the interior minister in collaboration with federal states and security agencies to analyse every detail and provide results as soon as possible.

"Then, if political and legal adjustments need to be provided, they will."

"Those who have no right to reside in Germany will see consequences."

Angela Merkel: "I thanked the Italian Prime Minister.

"We express our gratitude to the Italian authorities and police... Especially the Italian police officer who was injured in that shooting, I wish him a speedy recovery."

Angela Merkel is expected to be making her first statement in response to the development in the next few minutes.

IBTimes UK will be covering the press conference.

Islamic State has reportedly released a video of Amri through its al-Amaq agency in which he pledges allegiance to the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

After the terror attacks in Bavaria and on a church near Rouen over the summer, IS released videos of the perpatrators pleding allegiance to the group.

At a press conference in Berlin, German Interior Minister Tomas de Maziere confirmed that Amri was the person killed in MIlan, and said German officials were travelling to help Italian authorities with their investigation.

He said that despite Amri's death, the investigation into the Berlin attack was ongoing, and said "The terrorist risk remains high."

Islamic State has has reportedly announced through its Al Amaq news agency that Amri was the person responsible for the Berlin attack.

In the wake of the attack, IS claimed one of its "soldiers" was responsible, but did not name Amri.

Germany's federal prosecutor Peter Frank has told a press conference in Berlin that an investigation to ascertain whether Amri had any accomplices is ongoing.

A BBC translation reported him as saying: "We need to establish whether there was a network of accomplices. That is the focal point of our investigation. If there were accomplices and co-offenders then of course they need to be part of our investigation.

"The investigation is ongoing against unnamed people."

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be speaking at 2pm GMT. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Angela Merkel will be giving a statement at 2.00pm GMT. The German Chancellor has come under intense pressure from opposition parties for her open-door immigration policy, which critics say has made Germany a more dangerous place.

IBTimes UK will be keeping you up to date with all the latest.

Berlin police thank their Italian counterparts in a tweet written in both German and Italian. It reads: "Thanks and a speedy recovery to our wounded colleagues"

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage also wading in with criticism of Schengen, in the wake of reports Amri travelled through Germany and France before entering Italy.

Marine Le Pen
French far-right party Front National (FN) President and member of the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen Francois Nascimbeni/ AFP

French far right Front National leader Marine Le Pen has renewed her criticism of the EU and the Schengen Zone of free movement in the wake of reports that Amri crossed three European border as police hunted him.

"This escape across two or three countries at a minimum is symptomatic of the security catastrophe the Schengen zone represents," she said in a statement.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amri sold drugs in Berlin after arriving in the city.

"He loves money, and if you take one of his customers, he would go crazy," a fellow Tunisian drug dealer, Ayman, who said he often saw Amri selling cocaine in Berlin's hip Kreuzberg neighborhood told the publication.

Italian police have released a picture of Cristian Movio, the officer who killed Amri in a shootout in Milan. He is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in the exchange of fire.

A German government spokeswoman says Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi later today. Among the subjects they will discuss is the deportation of failed asylum seekers.

Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri was served with deportation papers in June, but administrative delays meant he stayed in Germany.

Full video of Italian Interior Minister Marco Minnitti confirming that Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri was killed by police in Milan in the early hours of the morning.

Italy's new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said at a press conference in Rome that he personally made the phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to inform her Amri had been killed in the early hours of the morning in Milan.

Gentiloni praised Italian security services, and said "our attention is high,the threats should not be underestimated."

Paolo Gentiloni
Paolo Gentiloni Getty

More details emjerging about the condition of police officer Christian Movio, who shot dead Amri near Milan station in the early hours of the morning.

Movio is 36, from Sesto San Giovanni police station, and has been admitted to a hospital in Monza after being injured in the shootout with Amri. He needs to undergo a surgical operation to remove a bullet from his shoulder. However, he is in stable condition, reported Italian news agency Ansa.

During its press conference the German interior ministry said that there were 330 people in the country suspected of links to or sympathies with violent extremists.

Details are emerging that Amri was able to travel across three European borders, taking a circuitous route from Germany to France and from France to Italy, before being killed in Milan.

Questions are emerging about how Amri was able to travel freely across Europe, despite being the continent's most wanted man.

A German interior ministry said that extra checks had been introduced at the German border in the wake of the attack.

The German authorities are getting a pretty hard time from journalists in Berlin, who want to know how it was possible that the most wanted man in Europe could make his way to Italy without being stopped at the border.

The same questions were asked after the Paris attacks, when Salah Abdeslam went on the run for six months before being eventually tracked down in Brussels in April.

Another picture reportedly of last night's scenes has emerged. It is thought that the body is Amri's.

A spokeswoman for Germany's interior ministry said that the government had not confirmed that the dead man was Anis Amri and asked for patience.

But she said that the Italian authorities had told them it was the Tunisian.

"[But] if this is the case then we would not expect any further danger from the suspect," she said.

"We express our gratitude to the Italian authorities."

German authorities appear to be urging caution.

Sky News say that a press conference will take place in Germany shortly.

A quick recap: Italian interior ministry confirms Anis Amri was killed by police in Milan during a shootout that he instigated after being asked to provide identification documents at 3am this morning.

A German reporter claims to have spoken to Amri's brother by phone.

STV News say this is a picture of the scene in Milan shortly after the shootout.

A photo of the Italian interior minister as he confirmed Amri's death.

We are now awaiting World leaders' responses to confirmation by the Italian interior ministry that Anis Amri, the prime suspect for the Berlin terror attacks, has been killed.

Italian news agency Ansa are reporting that Amri made his way to Italy "through Chambery, France. He reached Turin, capital of Piemonte region, and arrived in Milan by train around 1 am."

Amri has previous links with Italy. He arrived there in 2011, along with tens of thousands of other Tunisian men who fled by boat during the Arab spring.

He spent three and a half years in six different prisons on Sicily for starting a fire at a refugee centre and making threats, among other charges.

Interior minister Marco Minniti: "Italy must be proud of her security and police forces. No one else was harmed because of their bravery and skill."

Interior minister Marco Minniti: The hospitalised police officer is recovering well. I will "personally go and hug him."

Interior Minister Marco Minniti: The man is "without any doubt" Anis Amri.

Italian Interior Ministry: A state police squad stopped a man who appeared to be a suspect at a in Milan. The man immediately withdrew a pistol and fired at police. A police officer was injured but the suspect was killed.

Official confirmation is still being waited on... people are assembling in Italy's interior ministry.

It's about to begin...

Fingerprints of a man shot dead in Milan last night match those of Anis Amri, Sky News report.

He was asked for identification as part of a routine inspection in the early hours of the morning.

It is being reported that Amri was involved in a shoot out with police after being asked for identification at 3am local time this morning.

The Italian interior minister is about to speak.

The Italian government are yet to confirm a Reuters report that Anis Amri has been shot dead by security forces. A press conference is expected to take place shortly.

IBTimes UK will be bringing you every update.