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Italian soldiers patrol next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Following the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Italy is strengthening security measures for areas where crowds are expected for Christmas ceremonies. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Berlin Christmas market attacker's nephew is among 3 men arrested in Tunisia


The nephew of Anis Amri, the suspect killed in a shootout with police on Friday after killing 12 people and injuring dozens more at a Berlin market, has been arrested in Tunisia, the country's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

He is one of three men being held in prison on "suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization and connections with terrorist offenses," according to the ministry.

Officials say the nephew used an app to communicate with Amri.

This is the latest-known update on the Berlin attack investigation.

The Tunisian interior ministry said the three men were members of a "terrorist cell," and that the men were detained overnight.

The statement added that the nephew had also said he supported the so-called Islamic State group.

Police are still searching for possible accomplices. 

--This story is developing.

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