On July 14, 2016, the national holiday of France, a truck drove into a crowd in Nice. Almost five years after the attack, an accomplice is arrested.
Rome (AP) – Nearly five years after the devastating truck attack in Nice, southern France, with 86 dead, an alleged accomplice of the hit man was arrested in Italy.
It is a 28-year-old Albanian, the police announced on Thursday evening. Italian media reported that he should have sold weapons to the hitman. The wanted person with a European arrest warrant was arrested near the town of Caserta north of Naples.
The Italian Interior Minister thanked the researchers on Thursday. The arrest has also shown the effectiveness of international cooperation, Luciana Lamorgese said. In Italy, a suspected supporter of the terrorist attacks in Paris on the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France football stadium was last traced in 2015 in early March.
On July 14, 2016, the French national holiday, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ran into a crowd with a truck on the Promenade des Anglais promenade. Ultimately, 86 people were killed and more than 200 people were injured. Three Germans were among those killed in the attack. The violent criminal was shot afterwards. The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) claimed the act for itself.
The southern French port city was not the scene of an alleged Islamist attack until the end of October: an attacker killed three people in a church and was then seriously injured by police officers. More than 250 people have been killed in attacks in France in recent years.
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