France: Police arrest two more in connection with Bastille Day lorry attack



    France: Police arrest two more in connection with Bastille Day lorry attack

    July 17, Nice: Two people have been arrested in Nice in connection with the Bastille Day lorry attack, French judicial sources have said.

    At least 84 people died when a Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, ploughed the vehicle into celebrating crowds on Thursday evening.

    Earlier, France called up 12,000 police reservists to boost security in the wake of the killings and the latest arrests bring the number of those held over the attack to seven, reports said.

    The driver was shot dead by police when his vehicle's path along the seafront Promenade des Anglais was eventually halted.

    A source close to the investigation told French news agency AFP that the killer had visited the area on the previous two days to prepare for the attack.

    An impressive air of normality in much of tourist-packed Nice is deceptive. As well as grief, bewilderment hangs in the sea air.

    There are tears, hugs and silence at the mountain of candles, flowers and cuddly toys on the beach promenade, where joggers stop and parents bring young children to read the messages, BBC reported.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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