13:27 GMT18 September 2020
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    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has claimed that the Nice attacker "without a doubt" had links to radical Islam.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — The truck driver, who was behind the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, "without a doubt" had links to radical Islam, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday.

    "He is a terrorist, without a doubt, linked to radical Islam in one way or another," Valls told the national France 2 television channel.

    According to the broadcaster, the minister said there was no fault with the security forces in relation to the incident.

    On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a large crowd that was celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and dozens of others were injured.

    The driver was shot dead by police. According to identification documents found inside the truck, the driver was a 31-year-old male resident of Nice of Tunisian origin. It is unclear whether he had any accomplices.


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