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German attack suspect had been in contact with Islamist network - paper
December 21, 2016 / 2:12 PM / 8 months ago

German attack suspect had been in contact with Islamist network - paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Tunisian man who German police suspect of involvement in Monday's attack on a Berlin Christmas market had been in contact with the network of a leading Islamist ideologist known as Abu Walaa, Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

The newspaper, which did not cite a source in its report, added the Tunisian had applied for asylum and been granted a residency permit. He had gone into hiding this month, the paper added.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Joseph Nasr

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