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VID: Another Truck Bomb Parked near Nice Defused, One Suspect Arrested

Fri Jul 15, 2016 16:42:19

The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports. A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice where a truck attack occurred Thursday night.

Also French Police Detain One Person During Raid in Nice.

French police have detained one person during a search raid of the suspected driver's house, who careened through crowds of people in Nice on Thursday night, iTele TV channel reports.

"We have seen policemen in masks take someone away, we don't know who it was," an iTele correspondent reported.

The correspondent also confirmed, that a bomb squad detonated a suspicious parcel while raiding a truck parked near the house.

On Thursday evening, a heavy truck hit a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in southern France, killing 84 people and wounding dozens more. President Francois Hollande said the assault was of a "terrorist nature."

The driver was shot dead by police. According to documents found inside the truck, he was a 31-year-old man who was a resident of Nice of Tunisian origin.

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