Several terrorist attacks have been foiled in the French city of Nice since July’s deadly attack killed dozens of people in the French Riviera city, according to Nice Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre.
Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre commented that “there are several cases that have been passed on to the Paris prosecutors’ office counter-terrorism department” during an interview ahead of Wednesday’s France 3 channel airing of a documentary dealing with July’s deadly attack.
Among the targets of these planned attacks were religious buildings, places of public gathering, sports events, stadiums and schools, added Pretre. The cases, now in the hands of Paris prosecutors, involve “people that have sometimes said quite concrete things about the types of targets and even about concrete targets,” he added.
On July 14, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice. At least 86 people, including children, were killed and hundreds of others were injured. An investigation into the tragedy found that the person behind the attack was 31-year-old resident of Nice of Tunisian origin Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.