ROME, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The suspect of Monday's terror attack at a Christmas market in Germany's capital Berlin was shot dead in a neighborhood of Milan on Friday, local media reported.

Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti has confirmed the news, saying the person killed, "without a shadow of a doubt," is Anis Amri, the suspect of the latest terror attack in Berlin.

Amri was killed during an exchange of fire with police near a train station in the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood early Friday.

According to the anti-terrorism police, Amri arrived in Italy from France. He went from the French town of Chambery to Italy's Turin and then took a train to Milan, where he arrived at around 1 a.m.local time.

He then continued to head for the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood, where he ran into two police officers at around 4 a.m. before he was killed in a shootout when they tried to conduct a routine stop-check, according to local media reports.

One policeman was wounded in the shoulder during the shootout and hospitalized, but not in serious condition.

Amri, who carried no documents with him, was identified on the basis of his appearance and fingerprints after the shootout, anti-terrorism police sources in Milan said.

Amri had been jailed for about three years in Italy for setting fire to a refugee center.