The French man who carried out a terror attack in Nice, southern France, last night was known to police and of Tunisian descent.

In the attack Thursday, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel rammed a box truck through a crowd of unsuspecting bystanders after Bastille Day fireworks, killing at least 84. Dozens are said to be critically injured. 

Bouhlel, 31, was reportedly known to police for criminal conduct, but wasn't previously suspected of terrorist links. 

The Mirror reports that Bouhlel, who worked as a delivery driver, appeared in a French court in March and was found guilty of violent conduct.

His ID card and cell phone were reportedly recovered from the truck after he was shot dead by police. He is said to have screamed "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.

Terrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of Defeating Jihad, reacted on Fox and Friends this morning, pointing out that the greatest number of foreign fighters to join ISIS have come from Tunisia in North Africa. 

Gorka said radical Islamist attacks like this go all the way back to Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 and continuing today, including in Orlando last month. 

"This isn't about workplace violence or some other label. This is again an instance of the jihadis taking the war to the infidel on their home territory," said Gorka.

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