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11 arrested in France over Nice attack

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By Catherine Hardy  with AFP
11 arrested in France over Nice attack

In France, 11 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation into last summer’s terrorist attack in the Riviera city of Nice.

Ten people were taken into custody in Nice on Monday morning on suspicion of having helped the attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel obtain weapons.

An eleventh person was arrested in the north-western city of Nantes last Friday.

The background

These latest arrests are thought to be connected to the arrest last July a couple who are suspected of helping Bouhlel get a handgun.

They are still in custody.

Bastille Day, 2016

86 people died when the Tunisian national drove a lorry down the packed Promenage des Anglais on France’s National Day last July.

More than 400 were injured.