Attack in France: Five Suspected with Terror Offences
July 22 , 2016
Location Map of Terror Attack in France
Five Suspected with Terror Offences
July 22, 2016: Four men and one woman have been accused of helping attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel for the truck attack in Nice. All the five suspects appeared in the court in France. French prosecutor Francois Molins mentioned that one of the suspects was even there at the spot to film the aftermath. He also said that all the five will be arrested.
Nice Attacker's Former Lawyer: Bouhlel Being Radicalized
July 18, 2016: The former lawyer of Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who defended him after being convicted for violence with a weapon, said his former client was not very intelligent, and could have been radicalized. His client was a heavy drinker and also used to abuse his wife, because of which they were in the process of a divorce. However, nothing suggested that he would be a jihadist.
ISIS claims Nice attacker was its Soldier
July 17, 2016: With top law enforcement officials of France still unsure about the real allegiance of killer truck driver of Nice massacre (killing 84 people and injuring 303), Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the attacker to be one of its “soldiers”. Reports say, the claim of ISIS should be greeted with caution as there are still no evidence of Bouhlel being radicalized. However, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the killer truck driver’s name is not there in any anti-terrorist intelligence radar and could have been “radicalized very quickly”.
Five in Custody Over Nice Truck Attack
July 16, 2016: Five people are in custody following the deadly lorry attack in Nice, which left 84 people – many of them children – dead. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel slammed his lorry in the resort city of Nice, in the seaside boulevard, and unjured as many as 200 people out to witness the Bastille Day fireworks.
No additional information about the arrests made has been made clear, according to media reports. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a 31-year-old Tunisian who held a French residence permit.
Attacker's Name Found
Searches on the flat of the attacker have been done, but his identity is yet to be known. However, sources say, the name of the man was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Though he has been linked with IS, but the terrorist group has not claimed the responsibility of the attack.
France to Observe Three Days of National Mourning
French Prime Minister Manual Valls talked about the Bastille Day's truck attack and mentioned that the aim of the terrorists is to instill fear and panic in the mind of the people. However, France is a great country and it will not allow any external force to destabilize it. He declared three days of national mourning which will start from Saturday.
IS Suspected Behind the Attack
Although the identity of the attacker is still unknown, but the so-called IS is being suspected for the attack. Terrorism expert Peter Neumann said that there are major chances that the attacker had a connection to the local area. He also added that many people from Nice have joined the terrorist group in the recent years. President Francois Hollande also mentioned that the incident was a terror attack.
Attack in France: 18 Victims Fighting for Life
The truck attack in Nice on Bastille Day has killed many people and the death toll has reached 80 including babies and children. However, out of these, 18 people are in critical condition, fighting every moment for their life. The other witnesses have been kept in Hotel Negresco. A moment of silence has been observed by the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and German Chacellor Angella Markel, before they proceeded for Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Attack in France: 84 dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice
July 15, 2016: At least 84 people were killed and many injured when a lorry hit a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France. According to media reports, the incident occurred on Promenade des Anglais just after a fireworks display. The police have neutralized the driver. They also found grenades and guns. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Prosecutors said that the anti-terror investigators would be carrying out the inquiry.
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