Germany is pending approval from the Italian authorities on the elimination of a suspect in the attack on Berlin Christmas Fair. It is reported by The Guardian.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said that Berlin has not received "an official confirmation" from Italy that the police killed Anis Amri who is actually a suspect in the terrorist act yet.
"There are growing signs that this is actually the person [wanted in the attack]. Should this be proved true, the ministry is relieved that this person no longer poses a danger", he said.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said that Berlin was "grateful to the Italian authorities for the very close cooperation based on trust".
A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel Ulrike Demmer declined to comment until written confirmation has not arrived from Rome.
"I ask you to show a little patience," she said.