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Prosecutor: Nice attacker apparently Tunisian who landed at Lampedusa

The man who killed three people in a church in Nice was carrying papers from the Italian Red Cross in the name of a Tunisian national born in 1999, France's top anti-terrorist prosecutor says.

The man who killed three people in a church in Nice was carrying papers from the Italian Red Cross in the name of a Tunisian national born in 1999, France’s top anti-terrorist prosecutor says.

Initial investigations indicate that “this identity is indeed that of the attacker,” who is still in a critical condition after being shot by police, prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard told a press conference.

The man, who was unknown to security services, entered Italy first via the island of Lampedusa on September 20, and then again via the eastern port of Bari on October 9, Ricard said.

The prosecutor warned media against revealing the man’s name, saying that it could prejudice investigations.

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