France's far-right National Front party is calling for restrictions on immigration in response to the Nice attack. With the rampage on Bastille Day in Nice, the third large-scale act on French soil in 19 months, officials are puzzling over how the seemingly lone attacker radicalized so quickly.
French people have taken to Twitter to make fun of Isis after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day attack in Nice. While officials have said the attack was obviously premeditated, they have not found any evidence that Bouhlel had coordinated with an extremist network.
The anger towards Bouhlel comes amid a growing anti-immigrant sentiment in France and Europe at large in the wake of multiple terror attacks in recent months, including the deadly attacks in Paris in November. Thousands of people massed on the waterfront promenade where the Bastille Day celebrations became a killing field on Thursday night.
Cazeneuve said 59 people are still hospitalized after the attack Thursday, 29 of them in intensive care, out of 308 people injured overall.
Nice's famous Promenade des Anglais, the site of the slaughter, has reopened.
As investigators piece together details about his motives and planning, it emerged Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had used the rented truck to stake out the Nice seafront for two consecutive days before striking.
Nice police department chief Adolphe Colrat, who answers to central government rather than the regional politicians who are leading the criticism, said the authorities had "at no time" lied or misled people on policing arrangements.
French President Francois Hollande is defending his government's military actions against Islamic extremists - even while acknowledging they are part of the reason extremists have repeatedly attacked his country.
The prosecutor said Bouhlel had told people close to him that he had been growing his beard for religious reasons and that he could not understand why Islamic State could not have its own territory. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot dead after he opened fire on police, a prosecutor said.
In recent years Nice has also seen a disproportionate number of young Muslims joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, prompting local authorities to put in place a range of measures meant to spot radicalization and encourage friends or family members to report what Pradal called "weak signals" such as changed eating habits or sudden interest in religion.
There was also a photo of the cover of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were gunned down in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, in Paris in January a year ago.