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Islamic State group on Saturday reportedly claimed responsibility for the truck attack in Nice, which happened on Thursday night. In the carnage that happened during Bastille Day celebration on July 14, 84 people died, including 10 children. The news agency Amaq through its Telegram account, which publishes news about the Islamist group and reportedly supports it, said the person who carried out operation in Nice, France was their soldier.
But, the investigation in France should answer to the question if the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahaouaiej Bouhlel, who plunged into people who celebrated the national holiday, was radicalized. Although, Bouhlel had police records, he was not known to French intelligence sources for radicalization.
Various media on Saturday reported on several arrests in Nice, with conflicting numbers on those arrested by the police officers in raids. Most of the media report one person was arrested Friday, while three were arrested on Saturday. A Reuters’ reporter saw about 40 elite police raid an apartment near the central station. Bouhlel used rented truck to zigzag along the seafront Promenade des Anglais for 2 kilometers, or 1,2 miles, before he was shot dead by the police officers