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Two more detained for Bastille Day attack

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM
View of the famed Promenade des Anglais scene of Thursday’s attack in Nice, southern France, yesterday, three days after a truck mowed through revellers. French authorities detained two more people Sunday in the investigation into the Bastille Day truck attack on the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed at least 84 people as authorities try to determine whether the slain attacker was a committed religious extremist or just a very angry man.

The truck driver who into a French holiday crowd Thursday, killing 84 and injuring 200 had asked for "more weapons" in a text message before the attack in Nice, and the attack came after police removed vans that had been blocking the road, according to news reports.

The updates came as French authorities announced yesterday that they detained two more people - an unnamed man and woman - in connection with the attack, according to multiple news reports. The latest arrests make a total of seven suspects in police custody since the deadly Bastille Day attack.