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Bouquets of flowers form a queue along the Promenade des Anglais after people collected them from makeshift memorials to the victims of the truck attack in Nice, France, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Amet

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PARIS (Reuters) - Five people held for questioning over the Bastille day attack in the southern French city of Nice will appear in court on Thursday and could be placed under formal investigation, a judicial source said.

The suspects have already been transferred from the custody of the French anti-terrorism unit SDAT to the Paris court where they could be charged, the source said.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack by 31 year-old Tunisian driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who rammed his truck into a crowd of Bastille day revellers, killing at least 84 .

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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