French Police Question 10 Suspects Over Deadly Attack in Nice

NICE, France (Reuters) -
Emergency services vehicles work on the scene after a truck, left, plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at dozens of people as it bore down on the crowd for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed seaside promenade. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Emergency services vehicles work on the scene after a truck plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, July 14. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)

French police questioned 10 people on Monday suspected of providing material assistance, directly or indirectly, in the truck attack on a crowd of people in Nice last July which killed 86 people, a judicial source said.

The attack, carried out by a Tunisian who swerved his truck through crowds gathered to watch a fireworks display on France’s national day on July 14, was claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

The attacker was shot dead by police at the scene.

“We are talking here about a logistical trail, of people who could have helped in carrying out the attack,” the source said, indicating that police were investigating who may have supplied the attacker with weapons.

The 10 being questioned, who can be held in custody for up to four days, included several people from eastern Europe, the source said. Several others were arrested in the aftermath of the attacks, also on suspicion of being part of the attacker’s logistics network.

While Islamic State claimed the attack, authorities say they have yet to find evidence that the 31-year-old attacker had any actual links to the terror group.