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France's Valls says Nice attacker linked "one way or another" to radical Islam

by Reuters
Friday, 15 July 2016 18:22 GMT

PARIS, July 15 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday the man behind the attack in Nice that killed at least 84 people in all likelihood had ties to radical Islamist circles.

"He is a terrorist probably linked to radical Islam one way or another," Valls told France 2 television's evening news programme. "Yes, it is a terrorist act and we shall see what the links there are with terrorist organisations."

Valls said he was "convinced" that France would win the war against terrorism and radical Islam. (Reporting By John Irish; editing by Bate Felix)

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