Nice truck attacker was from Tunisian town of Msaken - Tunisian security sources

by Reuters
Friday, 15 July 2016 11:57 GMT

TUNIS, July 15 (Reuters) - 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.

The man, identified by French police sources as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 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.

Msaken is about 10 km (six miles) outside the coastal city of Sousse. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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