Nice truck killer had 'support and accomplices'

2016-07-21 18:27
A photo of Nice mass murderer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. (Kapitalis via AP)

A photo of Nice mass murderer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. (Kapitalis via AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Paris - French truck killer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was helped to prepare his Bastille Day attack by five suspects who are now in custody, prosecutor Francois Molins said on Thursday.

Molins said the four men and a women were "involved in the preparation" of the attack, which had been planned months in advance.

More than 400 investigators have been poring over evidence since the July 14 attack in which Bouhlel rammed a truck into crowds on the Nice promenade, leaving 84 dead and over 300 injured.

Molins said that one of the suspects had filmed the scene of the crime the day after the carnage, as it crawled with police and journalists.

The five suspects will be presented to anti-terrorism judges and Molins said prosecutors had requested they be charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, among other crimes.

Read more on:    france

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.