Two More Arrested in Connection With Attack in Nice, France

French President Francois Hollande reviews troops at the Army base and command centre for France's 'Vigipirate' plan, dubbed 'Operation Sentinelle', at the fort of Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris, France, July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool
French President Francois Hollande reviews troops at the Army base and command center for France’s ‘Vigipirate’ plan, dubbed ‘Operation Sentinelle,’ at the fort of Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris, France, Monday. (Reuters/Ian Langsdon/Pool)

PARIS (Reuters) - Two more people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist who killed 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice on July 14, sources close to the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday.

Paris prosecutor François Molins said last week the Bastille Day terrorist, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been planning the attack for months. Five suspected accomplices already in custody have been put under formal investigation.

None of the five had been known to intelligence services.

The source said the new arrests took place on Monday in Nice.

A second source said the two arrested were men and that their pictures had been found on Bouhlel’s cellphone.

In an attack claimed by Islamic State, the 31-year-old Tunisian plowed his hired truck into a crowd of revelers along Nice’s palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais.

The terror group called Bouhlel “one of its soldiers,” but authorities say they have yet to find evidence that the 31-year-old, who was shot dead by police, had any actual links to the terror group.