10 things you need to know today: December 23, 2016

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Italian police in Milan, where the Berlin attacker was shot
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1. Italian police kill Berlin Christmas market attack suspect in Milan

A man identified as the Berlin Christmas market attack suspect, Anis Amri of Tunisia, was killed in a shootout with Italian police in Milan early Friday, Italian authorities said. "The person killed, without a shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri, the suspect of the terrorist attack," Interior Minister Marco Minniti said. The man allegedly started shooting at police after they asked for his ID papers at a railway station. An officer was injured. German investigators found Amri's fingerprints on the steering wheel and other parts of the cab of a truck used to mow down people at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and wounding more than 50. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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