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Opposition accuses German govt of impeding 2016 attack probe

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition parties have accused the German government of hampering the work of a parliamentary investigation into a 2016 truck attack in which an Islamist extremist killed 12 people at Christmas market in Berlin. A cross-party panel is due to deliver its final report on the attack soon. But lawmakers from the Greens, the Free Democrats and the Left party alleged Friday that witnesses dodged questions on what intelligence agencies knew about the attacker, Anis Amri. Security officials portrayed him as a “lone culprit” although the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. A lawmaker for the centrist Free Democrats accused Germany’s governing parties of trying to “put a lid on this case.”

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