German Police Search Refugee Home Amid Hunt for Berlin Attack

Berlin, German police raided a refugee home in the western part of the country on Thursday as the Europe-wide hunt continued for a 24-year-old Tunisian wanted in connection with this week’s deadly truck attack in Berlin, the (DPA) reported.

About 100 officials, including special units, were involved in the operation in the city of Emmerich in North Rhine Westphalia, which ended after roughly one hour.

German authorities on Wednesday issued a wanted poster for the man, Anis Amri, offering a reward of up to 100,000 euros (104,000 dollars) for help in his capture.

Amri, who has several aliases, is believed to have fled the scene of Monday’s attack, which left 48 people injured and 12 people dead, including the truck’s Polish driver, who was found dead in the cabin.

Some of the injured are in a life-threatening condition.

The authorities say Amri, who came to Germany in July last year, was already under surveillance and had been the subject of an investigation for a possible terror plot.

Police did not disclose the result of the search of the refugee home and provided no further comments.

Personal documents found in the truck that ploughed into the market showed Amri as registered as living in North Rhine Westphalia.

Source: Qatar News Agency