Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, Nice Attacker (Islamic State / ISIS) — CELL PROFILE

Mohamed Lahouaiej-BouhlelThe Nice attacks, which killed 84 people and wounded more than 200 on 14 July 2016, was carried out by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31 year-old delivery driver and petty criminal with no history of Islamic radicalization until just prior to the attack in Nice. According to some accounts Bouhlel gained access to the celebrations in Nice by claiming to be delivering ice cream to the event. Investigations conducted by the French authorities, though in their beginning stages, point to additional accomplices in helping to plan and conduct the operation in Nice.NationalityBouhlel's  identity card found in the truck he was driving identified him as a 31 years-old French-Tunisian with dual citizenship. Born in Tunisia, Bouhlel lived in Nice for at least four years.According to TRAC sources in the Tunisian Press, Bouhlel is a citizen of Msaken with his family currently living in the city of Ennour Msaken. According to their sources Bouhlel has not…

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