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Breaking: France terrorist attacker was from Tunisia

The terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named as a convicted criminal well known to the police for armed attacks. According to Telegraph, the 31-year-old Tunisian-born driver has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. He was described as a “weird loner”, reported to be a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law. An attacker who drove a heavy truck into crowds in the French city of Nice killing at least 84 people came from the Tunisian town of Msaken which he last visited four years ago, Tunisian security sources said on Friday.

 

OFFICIAL 2.07 NGN/CFA OFFICIAL 284.25 USD/NGN MARKET 363 USD/NGN Hoodlums attack, stab The Punch photojournalist in Lagos NEWS › Local news Breaking: France terrorist attacker was from Tunisia Oluwatobi Bolashodun 16 minutes ago 111 – The driver is identified as loner, 31, from Nice was born in Tunisia – The terrorist drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck that ran into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day The terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named as a convicted criminal well known to the police for armed attacks. According to Telegraph, the 31-year-old Tunisian-born driver has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. He was described as a “weird loner”, reported to be a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law. An attacker who drove a heavy truck into crowds in the French city of Nice killing at least 84 people came from the Tunisian town of Msaken which he last visited four years ago, Tunisian security sources said on Friday. READ ALSO: Lorry attack on crowd leaves at least 80 dead The man, identified by French police sources was not known by the Tunisian authorities to hold radical or Islamist views, the sources said. Bouhlel was married with three children, they said. The sources did not say when he had last been resident in Tunisia. Bouhel left his French identity card in the hired 19-tonne lorry used to murder dozens of people on Thursday night. At least 10 children are among the dead following the “cowardly and barbaric” atrocity that left at least one British national among the many injured. Officials feared the death toll will rise, as dramatic footage emerged of the mass killer being shot dead by police in the cab of his truck. As hundreds remained in hospital – including 18 fighting for their lives in intensive care – investigators have been searching the home of Bouhlel in the Abattoirs area of Nice and carried out a controlled explosion on a white box van nearby

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