Nice, France attacker identified

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Police officers stand near a van, with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. At least 60 people were killed when a truck ploughed into a crowd watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French resort of Nice, prosecutors said early on July 15. Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the truck drove two kilometres (1.3 miles) through a large crowd that was watching the fireworks. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

The man who drove the truck in the terror attack in Nice has been identified as Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, according to a senior French government official and a French anti-terrorism official.

The anti-terrorism official said Bouhel is a 31-year-old French-Tunisian and resident of Nice.

Eighty-four people are dead and about 50 people are critically hurt as a result of Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in Nice, French President Fran├žois Hollande said Friday. His comments came at a prefecture headquarters in Nice after he visited some of the victims at a hospital.