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Unconfirmed reports say ISIS has claimed responsibilty.
Local media are reporting that the killer is a Nice resident of Tunisian origin.
The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a terrorism investigation.
TUNIS, Tunisia—The cradle of the Arab Spring, Tunisia remains the freest Arab democracy. It has one of the region’s most developed economies and highest literacy rates. And it is also by far the largest source of foreign fighters heading to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
I am now hearing about a french Citizen from Tunisia.
yep same, sky news
Far out the world has gone mad, my mother lives in Nice hopefully i can get a hold of her soon and find out some local knowledge
Identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were found in the truck according to security sources.
The source said: 'The identification of the truck driver is still underway.' The recovered documents indicate the man is a resident of Nice.
One eyewitness described seeing 'bodies flying like bowling pins' and 'hearing noises, cries that I will never forget' as the horror unfolded on a busy promenade at around 10.30pm last night.
The truck driver was said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack but as yet the terror group has not officially claimed responsibility.
Guns and grenades were later found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.