French police arrest two more in connection with Nice attack
The health minister said that 85 people remain hospitalised after the incident, and 18 are in extremely critical condition.
French police on Sunday arrested two more people in connection with the attack in Nice that has left 84 dead. France’s Health Minister Marisol Touraine has said that 85 people remain hospitalised after the incident, and 18 are in extremely critical condition. Late on Thursday night, Franco-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a 25-tonne truck into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice. He was shot dead by police.
On Saturday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve had said the attacker appeared to have been “radicalised very quickly”. Seven people have been arrested in total, BBC reported, and Bouhlel’s ex-wife is among the seven who have been taken into police custody. Reports have said that she was a victim of domestic abuse.