World Man in custody over alleged links to Nice attacker - source

10:40  30 october  2020
10:40  30 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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The alleged attacker was identified as a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant who had recently entered the country from Italy. He was shot by police and is currently BFM TV, citing police sources , said that the man taken into custody had been in contact with the suspect a day before he carried out the killings.

Nice (France) (AFP) - French police on Tuesday arrested eight associates of the jihadist who killed 86 people when he ploughed his truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice , an investigation source said. We are carrying out checks and they are in custody ," the source said.

By Tangi Salaün

a statue of a man: Knife attack in French city of Nice © Reuters/ERIC GAILLARD Knife attack in French city of Nice

PARIS (Reuters) - France is engaged in a war against Islamist ideology and more militant attacks on French soil are likely, the interior minister on Friday.

Gerald Damarnin was speaking a day after a knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice before being shot by police and taken away.

"We are in a war against an enemy that is both inside and outside," Damarnin told RTL radio. "We need to understand that there have been and there will be other events such as these terrible attacks."

Alain Marschall: "History will remember that Nice has been hit three times by the terrorist attacks"

 Alain Marschall: © Sébastien SORIANO / Le Figaro Alain Marschall " It's a nightmare ". A few hours after the knife attack that left at least three dead and several wounded in the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice , Alain Marschall is, like millions of French people, both upset and angry. This attack, the third in less than a month and a half in France, plunged the Nice host of the "Grandes Gueules" back into July 2016, when attacked the ram truck on the Promenade des Anglais . THE FIGARO.

In all, 15 people are now in custody after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty near Paris. The dozens of raids on Monday targeting suspected Islamist radicals were not necessarily linked to "We want to harass and destabilise this movement in a very determined way," an interior ministry source told AFP.

President calls for firmness and unity after man with knife kills three people in church.

A judicial source said a 47-year-old man had been taken into custody on Thursday evening on suspicion of having been in contact with the perpetrator of the attack.

Chief anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said the man suspected of carrying out the attack was a Tunisian, born in 1999, who had arrived in Europe on Sept. 20 in Lampedusa, the Italian island off Tunisia that is a main landing point for migrants from Africa.

A Tunisian security source and a French police source named the suspected attacker as Brahim Aouissaoui. Ricard said the suspected attacker had entered the city by train early on Thursday morning.

The suspect was in hospital in critical condition, he said.

The Nice attack occurred just under two weeks after a school teacher in a Paris suburb was beheaded by an 18-year-old attacker who was apparently incensed by the teacher showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

(Additional reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, Matthias Blamont; editing by Angus MacSwan)

Attack in Nice: Police custody of a 17-year-old minor lifted .
The 17-year-old minor was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Seine-Saint-Denis in the investigation into the fatal knife attack in the Basilica of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) © SYSPEO / SIPA A soldier from Operation Sentinel facing the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption basilica, in Nice, November 3, 2020 INQUIRY - The 17-year-old minor had been arrested Wednesday afternoon in Seine-Saint-Denis in the investigation into the fatal knife attack in the basilica of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) The custody of a 17-year-o

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