Sus­pect in deadly Ber­lin attack is lat­est Tu­nisian ji­hadi.

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The Tu­nisian now wanted through­out Europe has six aliases, three na­tion­al­i­ties — and links to the same brand of Is­lamic ex­trem­ism that has drawn at least 6,000 of his coun­try­men to ji­hadi net­works.

Anis Amri, who turns 24 today, is in grim com­pany with other Tu­nisians claimed by the Is­lamic State. One of them is the man who mowed down 86 Bastille Day rev­el­ers in the south­ern French city of Nice in July, and an­other gunned down dozens of tourists on a beach in Tu­nisia.

At least 6,000 Tu­nisians have left home to join Is­lamic State ex­trem­ists, form­ing the largest na­tion­al­ity of for­eign fight­ers for the group. Many trained at Is­lamic State camps in neigh­bor­ing Libya. Oth­ers made their way to Syria and Iraq.

It’s still not known whether Amri had di­rect links to the Is­lamic State, but the ex­trem­ist group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the Mon­day night truck attack on the Ber­lin Christmas mar­ket that left 12 peo­ple dead and 48 in­jured.

Amri’s wal­let was found in­side the cab of the truck.

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