Identity of man who carried out truck attack in France confirmed


The driver of a truck that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice has been confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.

The french prosecutor, Francois Molins, said no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack that had the trademarks of a Islamic terrorist.

Despite Molins statement, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France 2 television that Bouhlel was a “terrorist without doubt linked to radical Islamism in one way or another.”

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ID

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was carrying a 7.65mm caliber automatic pistol -which he used to fire at police- in addition to a fake pistol, a replica Kalashnikov, M16 rifles, and a dummy grenade, according to BBC.

Prosecutor Molins said Bouhlel was a chauffeur and delivery man who had three children but was separated from his wife, who was taken into custody by police following the attack.

Related: Graphic report shows terrorist attack in France that claimed 84 lives

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