Clues Found in the Lair of Nice Truck Attack Terrorist

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This is the lair where the Nice terrorist plotted the deaths of dozens of people by using a truck to run over them.

A computer screen can be seen directly in front of the door, sitting on a small wooden table with a collection of papers scattered across it.

Both the computer and the papers are sure to form part of the investigation as officers attempt to find out if and how the killer was radicalized – or what brought him to commit such a horrific crime.

Experts are expected to be brought in to download data from the computer and see what information 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel stored on it and what websites he had visited.

Police officers used explosives to enter the flat just hours after he launched the massacre on an unsuspecting public.

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Black blast marks can be seen on the wall and frame of the door where officers blew the lock of the door clean off.

Armed police stood guard outside the apartment as investigators scour the home for clues as to what could have provoked the French-Tunisian to launch his bloody rampage.

Pictures from the scene show an officer standing inside the flat as the orange front door hangs open.

A computer screen can be seen directly in front of the door, sitting on a small wooden table with a collection of papers scattered across it.

Both the computer and the papers are sure to form part of the investigation as officers attempt to find out if and how the killer was radicalized – or what brought him to commit such a horrific crime.

The walls of the flat appear to be bare – aside from a mirror mounted next to the computer screen – while the wall holding the door frame seems to be cracked.

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Another photo shows a pair of blue gloves on the floor – although it is not clear if these were found in the flat or left by investigators.

Police are also examining the back of the truck used to kill dozens of people during an evening of mayhem.

Investigators can be seen picking items up in the hope they may help explain what sparked the deaths of 84 people.

Bouhlel’s ID card was found in the truck and shows he is a 31-year-old French man of Tunisian descent.

A number of his relatives are being quizzed by police today.

He was known to police in connection with common law crimes such as theft and violence.

Investigating sources said his last appearance in court was as recently as March, when he was found guilty of violent conduct.

As reported by Nice Matin, he worked as a delivery driver.

The attacker was not known to the intelligence services, suggesting he does not have a previous background in terrorism offences.

The fact he was not on the watch list will be of grave concern as an investigation into last year’s Paris attacks identified multiple failings by France’s intelligence agencies.

At least 84 people were killed in the massacre – including 10 children.

This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.