France detains second man in Nice attack case

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French law enforcement officers detained a second person as part of an investigation into the attack in Nice. This was reported on Friday, October 30, by the BFMTV channel, citing judicial sources.

It is noted that we are talking about a 35-year-old local resident who, on the eve of the terrorist attack, had contact with the attacker. He is in custody.

Earlier that day, the TV channel wrote that the first suspect was detained in the case of the attack on the parishioners of the Notre Dame Basilica. Investigative measures were carried out on Thursday evening.

On the morning of October 29, a native of Tunisia born in 1999 attacked people with a knife in the Notre Dame church in Nice. Three people were killed: two women and a 55-year-old church worker. According to preliminary data, the attacker beheaded one of the victims. Several more people were injured.

According to the country’s anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office, the attacker arrived in Lampedusa (Italy) from Tunisia in September, where he was a suspect in the case of organizing illegal migration. He arrived in France on October 9. A Koran and two mobile phones were later found in the attacker’s personal belongings, as well as a document from the Italian Red Cross. During the arrest operation, the attacker was wounded by the police, and is currently hospitalized.

In a number of French cities (Avignon, Lyon, Paris), the police also prevented impending attacks on citizens.

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