Two arrested in France in connection with attack on Nice: Source

Reuters , Tuesday 26 Jul 2016

Nice attacks
Nice's municipal police members stand by spray of flowers at they attend a wreath-laying ceremony on the initiative of the municipal police in tribute to the victims of the attack of July 14 in Nice, southeastern France, on July 25, 2016 (Photo: AFP)

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Nice attacker who killed 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice on July 14, a source close to the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said last week the Bastille Day attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been planning the attack for months. Five suspected accomplices already in custody have been put under formal investigation.

None of the five had been known to intelligence services.

The source said the new arrests took place on Monday in Nice.

No other details were immediately available.

IS group has claimed the Nice attack, calling Bouhlel one of its soldiers, but authorities say they have yet to find evidence that the 31-year-old, who was shot dead by police, had any actual links to the militant group.

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