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France Truck Attack Suspect Was Not On Terror Watch Lists, Officials Say

French police officers search a truck in a street of Nice on July 15, 2016, near the building where the man who drove a truck into a crowd watching a fireworks display the day before reportedly lived. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)
French police officers search a truck in a street of Nice on July 15, 2016, near the building where the man who drove a truck into a crowd watching a fireworks display the day before reportedly lived. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is facing "a struggle which will be long."

French officials confirmed that the man killed by police as he drove a truck through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice last night was a Tunisian living legally in France. 31-year-old Mohamed Bouhlel was not on any terror watch lists.

The officials, who could not speak publicly about the investigation, confirmed that an ID found in the truck matched the dead attacker.

The BBC's Nick Garnett provides the latest information to Here & Now host Peter O'Dowd.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

Guest

Nick Garnett, reporter for the BBC. He tweets @NickGarnettBBC.

This segment aired on July 15, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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