Another Four People Arrested for the Nice Attack

Another four people were arrested for the attack in the French city of Nice last week, AFP news agency reports Tuesday, based on a source within the judiciary.

 

One of the detainees, a 29-year-old Tunisian, is suspected of having had to contact with the attacker. The other three, all aged between 23 and 45, were in the same house when the police came in to arrest him.

Police arrested the four in a suburb of Paris, and the source told AFP. A total of six people were previously arrested.

The main suspect in the attack in the southern French city last week, a 21-year-old Tunisian, was shot by the police and is in a critical condition in hospital. According to AFP, he would have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Three people were killed in Nice on Thursday morning when the Tunisian attacked people in a church. He was armed with a knife and is said to have shouted: “Allahu akbar” (God is the greatest).

It is the second extreme violent incident in a short time in France. The beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb earlier in October caused shocked reactions. The teacher had shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a lesson on freedom of speech.

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