An informant working with German police encouraged Islamists to carry out terror attacks, according to reports in the German press.

Stern, and several other news outlets, are reporting that an unnamed liaison officer between police and terrorists had “intensive contact” with Anis Amri, the Berlin Christmas Market attacker, and repeatedly encouraged him to “execute attacks in Germany”.

The outlet claims that defence lawyers of several terror suspects have claimed the informant encouraged their clients to carry out attacks. “Let’s kill those non-believers. We need good men to do these attacks here in Germany,” he is alleged to have said, according to lawyer Ali Aydin.

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