Now French spies face searching questions over their competence amid claims Nice truck attack could have been prevented

Mail Online | 1/1/2016 | Stephen Wright;Josh White In Nice For The Daily Mail
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The French security services faced disturbing questions about their competence last night amid claims the Nice truck horror could have been prevented.

There were also questions about whether the police and security services should have identified Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as a potential terrorist.

Police - Criminality - Radar - Anti-terrorism - Officers

Although known to the police for low-level criminality, he was not on the radar of anti-terrorism officers. But he did fit the profile of someone who could be easily radicalised.

The Nice atrocity came months after a series of security blunders were exposed following the Paris terror attacks last year.

Total - People - Capital - Atrocities - January

A total of 147 people were murdered in the capital during atrocities in January and November 2015.

On January 7, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi killed 12, including one police officer, after storming the offices of Charlie Hebdo in central Paris.

Terror - Day - Jihadist - Amedy - Coulibaly

Terror continued the next day as jihadist Amedy Coulibaly opened fire on a policewoman in the southern Paris suburb Montrouge, killing her and injuring a man.

And on January 9, shoppers were taken hostage in a kosher supermarket with four killed. November 13 saw three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France and gunmen targeting revellers in bars and at the Bataclan music venue, killing...
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