At Least 84 Killed in Nice Bastille Day Attack

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Bulgaria: At Least 84 Killed in Nice Bastille Day Attack Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. Photo: EPA

At least 84 people were killed and around fifty other injured after a lorry rammed into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice late on Thursday evening.

The attack occurred on the popular Promenade des Anglais as people were celebrating the national day of FranceBastille Day by observing the traditional fireworks.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 31-year-old man of dual French-Tunisian nationality. He was shot dead by the security forces.

The lorry, which had been loaded with guns and grenades, drove for two kilometres through the crowd.

Many children are believed to be among the victims. Eighteen of the injured are in critical condition.

Upon hearing of the attack, French President Francois Hollande, who was in Avignon, immediately returned to Paris to chair an emergency meeting of the interior ministry. According to him, the attack was of "terrorist nature".

The state of emergency, which has been in place since last year's November 13 terrorist attack in Paris, has been extended for another three months.

This is the first large-scale attack since the multiple gun and bomb attacks in the French capital in November, which claimed the lives of 130 people and left hundreds other injured.

The attack in Nice comes only several days after the end of the European football Championship hosted in France. Nice was one of the host cities of the tournament.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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#3
Jerry - 16 Jul 2016 // 22:04:11

What is missing Charles De Gaulle French Nationalism to articulate and identify a True Frenchman?

Now the mixing of nationals walk the streets of Paris and Nice.

Who is friend or foe?

"That's the Question"?

#2
Yane - 16 Jul 2016 // 19:29:33

#notallmuslims
#hugamuslim

because it worked so well last attack..

#1
Ivailo Ivanov - 15 Jul 2016 // 10:43:54

There is only one way to answer to this!! By extending of the suctions to Russia, by Bombing Assad in Syria and by Supporting Erdogan and accepting Turkey in EU!!! and also!!!by electing Georg Soros as president of EU to promote his Fpen Society!!! And thank you America for 40 years arrogant irresponsible and idiotic marriage with the global interests of Islam..And thank you NATO..for shaping our world...

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