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Three suspects arraigned before judges in relation to Nice attack

Three men suspected of having played a role in supplying arms to the assailant behind the 14 July attack in Nice were arraigned on Friday in front of anti-terrorism judges

16 December 2016, 11:23am
Flowers were left along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice following the attack (Photo: Reuters)
Flowers were left along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice following the attack (Photo: Reuters)
Three men suspected of having played a role in supplying arms to the assailant behind the 14 July attack in Nice were arraigned on Friday in front of anti-terrorism judges, for possible indictments, a judicial source said, speaking to AFP.

The three men, aged 24, 31 and 36, were arrested in Nice on Monday with seven other people who have since been released. Another suspect arrested in Nantes, was also released.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had ploughed through a crowd which was enjoying the traditional 14 July  fireworks on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, killing 86 people. He also fired at police before being shot.

Albanians Artan Henaj and Enkeledja Zace, and Franch-Tunisian Ramzi Arefa are suspected of having provided Lahouaiej Bouhlel a gun, without necessarily understanding his plans. The three men are linked in varying degrees to six others indicted in the case.

Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, is believed to have acted as intermediary between the two Albanians and Ramzi Arefa, according to an AFP source close to the investigation.