(SL) – NICE Truck Terrorist unlikely Jihadist as relative says Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, pictured left, beat his wife and never went to the mosque. The father-of-three was branded an ‘unlikely jihadist’ by a cousin of his estranged wife who revealed he also ate pork, drank alcohol and took drugs, all of which are prohibited by Islam. The cousin, insisted that Bouhlel ‘was not a Muslim, he was a s***’.
Detectives had raided the 12th floor apartment he had shared with his estranged wife in the early hours of the morning, and his wife was taken into protective custody. Bouhlel’s brother is pictured inset.
(SL) – The images shared on social media include friends, brothers, sisters, mothers and numerous young people who have reportedly vanished since the attack carried out by 31-year-old French Tunisian man Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.
The married father of three, mounted pavements at high speed and plowed through crowds watching fireworks on Bastille Day.
At least 10 babies and children were killed, some in buggies, and at least 54 children are also being treated in the hospital.
Friends and family members have shared photos of their loved ones online in a desperate bid to locate them after 84 people were killed when a terrorist gunman drove a 25-ton lorry through crowds on a mile-long killing spree on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, investigators are using the city’s 1,200 surveillance cameras to track the route of the lorry before the attack.
It is understood that Bouhlel had rented the truck on Wednesday from a specialist garage at Saint Laurent du Var by Nice Airport.
Police have discovered CCTV footage of the moment he boarded the lorry in the hills around Nice, according to reports.
It has also been claimed he was parked on the promenade for nearly nine hours before the attack, but was allowed to stay because he told police he was delivering ice cream.