French Police Arrest 2 over Nice Attack

EU | July 17, 2016, Sunday // 11:44|  views

People walk past flowers and candles on the `Promenade des Anglais` where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations, in Nice, France, July 17, 2016. EPA/BGNES

Two people have been detained by French authorities in relation to the lorry attack in Nice that left 84 dead and hundreds injured on Bastille Day.

As many as seven have been arrested so far since the Friday, according to local media.

The lorry driver himself, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was shot dead by police after a 2-km drive into the celebrating crowd.

His estranged wife is the only detained suspect that has been identified as of Sunday noontime.

On Saturday, the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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