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Nice Authorities Identify Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as Truck Driver in Bastille Day Terror Attack

CNN reports that he was a 31-year-old French-Tunisian and resident of Nice

The mayor of Nice, France says the name of the truck driver who committed Thursday’s terror attack that left 84 dead is Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

CNN is reporting that he was a 31-year-old French-Tunisian and resident of Nice, citing two senior French officials.

As crowds celebrating French National Day gathered along the Riviera city’s Promenade des Anglais to watch a fireworks display, a cargo truck careened down the street for more than a mile, reportedly zig-zagging to maximize pedestrian casualties.

The driver was killed by authorities, after what Agence France Presse reports was an exchange of gunfire. It is unclear whether or not there were any accomplices, but a number of guns and grenades were found aboard the truck.

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