Five to appear in Paris court in connection with Nice attack

People walk next to floral tributes, notes and candles placed in the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack, on July 20, 2016, in Nice, southern France.
People walk next to floral tributes, notes and candles placed in the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack, on July 20, 2016, in Nice, southern France. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Five people held for questioning over the Bastille day attack in the southern French city of Nice will appear in court on Thursday (July 21) and could be placed under formal investigation, a judicial source said.

The suspects have already been transferred from the custody of the French anti-terrorism unit SDAT to the Paris court where they could be charged, the source said.

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack by 31 year-old Tunisian driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who rammed his truck into a crowd of Bastille day revellers, killing at least 84 .