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As France had a third official day of mourning following the 14th of July attack in Nice, authorities are learning more about the man behind the attack in the Mediterranean resort city that shocked the whole world last Thursday night.
Indeed, there are no known connections linking this man, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, to organized terrorist groups, although he clearly seemed interested in radical Islam.
After there was a moment of silence throughout France, prosecutor Francois Molins announced new findings in the case, but reiterated that there are no known, clear links to organized terrorism.
"If there are no elements in the investigation to suggest at this stage an allegiance to ISIS nor links with individuals from the group ... he showed a certain recent interest for radical jihadist movements," Molins said.
The attack was premediated, and Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had taken selfies of himself by the Boulevarde des Anglais.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls attended a solemn memorial service in Nice earlier today. There was silence during the ceremony, although Valls was booed when he laid flowers on the promenade following the moment of silence.
As criticism grows of the increasingly unpopular government and it's apparent failure to keep the nation safe and at peace, French President Francois Hollande headed a meeting of the defense and security council earlier in the day in Paris.
French officials have not hesitated to call this incident a terror attack, and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve recently suggested that Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. He also made clear that there would be a much stronger presence of police for the remainder of the summer, but was quick to remind everyone that, in this day and age, there really is no such thing as "zero risk."
This was played after the Paris attacks n November, but it seemed fitting to add it in the wake of yesterday's attacks in Nice, as well.
Nice Attack Investigation: No Sign Driver Was Tied to Terrorist Networks by CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, July 18, 2016: