Six in custody over Nice church assault in France

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Two extra males have been arrested in reference to a knife assault that left three lifeless at a church in Nice, bringing the count of people in custody to 6 as investigators take a look at the suspected assailant’s last recognized contacts, a French police supply mentioned.

The newest arrests passed off on Saturday, the supply mentioned.

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An assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a lady and killed two different people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in France’s second lethal knife assault in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive.

The suspected attacker, a 21-year-old from Tunisia, was shot by police and is now in critical situation in a hospital.

The newest arrests within the case concerned two males from the city of Grasse, close to the southern French coast near Nice, BFM TV reported.

France’s chief anti-terrorism prosecutor has mentioned the person suspected of finishing up the Nice assault had arrived in Europe on September 20 in Lampedusa, the Italian island off Tunisia.

Investigators in Italy are also stepping up enquiries in regards to the suspected assailant’s actions and contacts on the island of Sicily. They imagine he could have frolicked there after travelling from Lampedusa to Bari in early October on a ship used to quarantine migrants, judicial sources mentioned.

In Bari, he’s believed to have been handed an expulsion order obliging him to go away Italy inside every week, the judicial sources mentioned. Investigators are watching into the likelihood the suspected attacker stayed within the Sicilian city of Alcamo for a 10 day interval, the sources added.

[Attribution HT]

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