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More arrests made in wake of Nice truck attack that left 86 dead

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WATCH ABOVE: French authorities have detained two more people in the investigation into the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France in addition to five already arrested. Mike Armstrong reports – Jul 17, 2016

Paris prosecutors say that there have been eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that the suspects were linked to the attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, and the arrests came Monday in the Alpes-Maritimes region in the southeastern corner of France that includes Nice. The eight men arrested are Tunisian and French.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the July 14 attack, in which Bouhlel – a Tunisian with French residency – plowed a 19-ton truck down Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, barrelling into a crowd assembled for a fireworks display.

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