French arrest 8 more in terrorist truck attack in Nice
French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead and over 300 injured, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.The French are having to deal with what amounts to an alien culture that has been imported into the country and has failed to assimilate. Many of them have been radicalized by local preachers of hate as well as contact with terrorist organizations over the internet. Finding them and prosecuting them will be a full time job for the gendarmes.
The authorities said the suspects detained Monday were French and Tunisian and had links to the attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej B., who plowed a 19-tonne truck into a large crowd enjoying a July 14 fireworks display on Nice's famed seafront Promenade des Anglais.
All eight were arrested in the Alpes-Maritimes region in the southeastern corner of France that includes Nice.
It was not immediately clear what role the latest suspects played in the massacre.
At least five people already face preliminary terrorism charges in the attack, and are accused of helping the attacker obtain a pistol and providing other support.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the July 14 attack.