The nephew of the Tunisian national terrorist, who is suspected to have conducted the Berlin truck attack, along with two others were arrested in Tunisia as part of a terror cell, officials said Saturday.

Officials said the nephew confessed that Amri sent him money with another person’s ID through the mail so that he could come to Germany to join him. He also told officials that his uncle made him swear allegiance to ISIS via the app Telegram, which they used to “escape security observation” officials from the Ministry of the Interior said in Tunisia.

Amri who was killed early Friday in a gun battle with police in Milan, Italy, after fleeing Berlin. German officials have said Amri was in contact with an ISIS recruiter and that he wanted his nephew to join the terrorist group. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the truck attack.

The two other unidentified suspects were arrested in Tunis. The three are between the ages of 18 to 27, and were all being held on suspicion of terrorist links.

Image: Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's Northern League, stands behind a banner
Claudio Lavanga / NBC News

Meanwhile, demonstrators took to the streets of Milan on Saturday, some calling for more security and scrutiny of foreigners. Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s Northern League, led the protests with a  banner reading “No To Terrorism, More Security” in Milan on Saturday.

We will need to continue to wait for all details to be released by investigators, but this attack does contain multiple signs of Islamic terrorism.

(h/t NBC News)

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