Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel Identified as Nice Attacker

VIDEO: Tunisian Interior Ministry Confirms Identity of Suspected Nice Attacker

Fri Jul 15, 2016 17:20:26

A source in the Tunisian Interior Ministry has confirmed to Sputnik the identity of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel Identified as Nice Attacker the person suspected of carrying out the Nice attack.

According to the Tunisian authorities, the Nice attack was carried out by 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel from of Tunisian origin.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel is from the town of Msaken, the Tunisian ministry said.

"The terrorist has been identified, his full name is Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, he was born in Tunisia in 1985 in… Msaken in Sousse province. This information was received after the interaction with the airport authorities and the Interior Ministry," a source in the Tunisian Ministry of Internal Affairs told Sputnik.

The source added that the Nice truck driver visited Tunisia four years ago.

Earlier in the day, Nice-Matin.com reported that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a potential perpetrator of the deadly attack in Nice.

French police found Bouhlel's identity card in the cargo compartment of the truck which rammed into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and injuring dozens.

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