MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a source in the Tunisian Interior Ministry confirmed media reports to Sputnik that the Nice attack was carried out by 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel of Tunisian origin.
"In our files we have no cases tied with him… We have called in and questioned them. We have recognized that there were no problems in his family. They have confirmed that he has not visited Tunisia for several years. Contacts with him were rare," the source said.
French police found Bouhlel's identity card in the cargo compartment of the truck which rammed into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and injuring dozens.