Source: The Sun
ISIS-inspired French-Tunisian posed for selfie at the vehicle’s steering wheel with unidentified friend
THE lorry-driving terrorist who killed 84 people when he drove through Bastille Day revellers “like a bowling ball” smirks inside the truck – just days before his murderous rampage.
Evil Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, posed for the sick selfie inside the lorry’s cab just three days before it knocked over scores of people as they watched a firework display in Nice.
The ISIS-inspired French-Tunisian held a bizarre pose alongside his unidentified friend as he sat at the vehicle’s steering wheel.
In a second photo Lahouaiej-Bouhlel smirks as he stands in front of the 19-tonne truck alongside a man who is wearing a Paris Saint-Germain football shirt.
Only days later he would zig-zag through crowd gathered on a two-mile stretch of the Promenade des Anglais at 40mph for half an hour.
Brave cops eventually shot him dead as he tried to open fire on the approaching officers.
Clean-shaven Bouhlel took another selfie next to the festivities just minutes before he boarded the truck to begin his attack.
He also called his brother Jabeur, 20, seconds before carrying out the ISIS inspired atrocity.
Student Jabeur yesterday revealed how he watched the drama unfold on TV and was panicked that his sibling was safe – oblivious to the fact he was behind the atrocity.
He told The Sun: “The photo he had sent me earlier, partying on the streets of Nice, made me fear he could have been a victim of the attack.
“He looked so calm and happy, like he was having the time of his life.”
Ten children were among those killed by Bouhlel’s evil attack – which was inspired by terror group ISIS.
Another 202 were injured, while the bodies of the scores killed were left on the promenade as thousands of Bastille Day revellers ran for their lives.
Dramatic footage also emerged of brave victims trying to stop the attack by clinging to the doors of the lorry before being thrown under the wheels and becoming “jammed”.
A police raid of the father-of-three’s home revealed the grubby lair where he planned the atrocity.
Abandoned letters, crumpled clothing and a chair discarded in the centre of the room reveal the chaos he left behind before his killing spree.
Bare walls and plain furniture decorate the bland home, with no indication the man who lived there had a social life or family.
Neighbours described the cold-blooded killer as a “lonely” and “silent” man, with one sayinghe never returned friendly greetings.
The truck that was driven by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day being towed away by breakdown lorry. It had been sprayed with dozens of bullets by officers trying to stop the vehicle
A cousin of Bouhlel’s wife Hajer Khalfallah, said: “Bouhlel was not religious.
“He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan. He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. This is all forbidden under Islam.
“He was not a Muslim, he was a s***.
“He beat his wife, my cousin, he was a nasty piece of work.”
Bouhlel was known to local police but not placed on any terrorist watch list set up after the Paris attacks last November.