Paris: French police on Tuesday arrested eight associates of the jihadist who killed 86 people when he ploughed his truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, an investigation source said.
“They are associates of the perpetrator. We are carrying out checks and they are in custody,” the source said.
“They are all men, of French and Tunisian nationality.” The men were arrested in Nice and in the neighbouring towns of Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Police were also searching properties on Tuesday, the source said.