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Two more people arrested over Nice lorry attack

Published 17/07/2016

People look at flowers and light candles laid to honour the victims of the lorry attack, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France (AP)
People look at flowers and light candles laid to honour the victims of the lorry attack, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France (AP)

Two more people have been arrested over the Bastille Day lorry attack in the French city of Nice which killed at least 84 people.

A man and a woman were detained in Nice on Sunday morning, according to an official with the Paris prosecutor's office, which oversees national terrorism investigations.

The official provided no details on their identities but said five people detained previously remain in custody.

Authorities are trying to determine whether lorry driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian who had lived in Nice for years, was acting alone in Thursday night's deadly attack.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, although people close to the attacker noted no signs of radicalism, just anger.

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