Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
PARIS, July 15. /TASS/. French investigators have confirmed the identity of the man behind the wheel of the truck that ploughed into hundreds of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, AFP news agency reported citing police sources.
Earlier reports said that police found papers inside the vehicle that identified the attacker as a 31-year old Franco-Tunisian man who lived in Nice.
According to BFM TV, the attacker’s driving license and credit card were found in the truck.
His name has not been made public so far. The man is said to be known to police due to some petty crimes, but was not previously linked to any radical groups.
At least 84 people were killed and hundreds injured as he drove the truck at full speed through the crowd who had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks display over the Nice seafront.
The tragedy in Nice occurred eight months after 130 people were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks on a stadium, bars and a rock concert in Paris.