NICE, France (AP) — French prosecutors say two people are in custody following Thursday’s deadly attack in Nice. The arrests come just a day after IS calls the person behind the attacks a “soldier” of the organization.
French officials say the man and woman were arrested while investigators search for possible accomplices to Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The 31-year-old Tunisian carried out the attack by driving a truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.
Bouhlel’s estranged wife was also taken into custody but was released Sunday morning. She was in the process of divorcing Bouhlel at the time of the attack.
More than 80 people died in the attack. At least 200 are injured and 85 are still in the hospital. Eighteen of them are in critical condition.
Six people are still in custody related to the attack.