Friday, 15 July 2016

77 Dead, 100 Others Injured In Deadly Truck Attack In Nice, France | Photos

A large truck driven by a gun man plowed into a crowd of people in the southern French of city of Nice on Thursday, July 14 and killed at least 77 people, injuring 100 others as the heavy vehicle mowed over its victims along hundreds of feet.
The incident occurred just as thousands of people poured on to the streets to celebrate the country’s biggest public holiday of the year, Bastille Day, and to watch the fireworks display — a traditional feature in every city and village across France in the annual celebrations.

CNN reports that the occupants of the truck exchanged gunfire with police. A gunman was “holed up in a nice restaurant downtown” but has been “neutralized” by police.
French President Francois Hollande says the Bastille Day truck attack that killed dozens and injured 100 others in Nice has all the elements of a terrorist attack.
"Nothing will make us give way in the fight against terrorism," Hollande said, addressing the nation early Friday. He cited the attacks in Paris last November, saying all of France is under the threat of Islamic State. “France as a whole is under the threat of Islamic terrorism. We have to demonstrate absolute vigilance and show determination that is unfailing.”
The dead attacker, named as a 31-year-old French-Tunisian who lived in Nice, has not been confirmed to be working for Islamic State. President Hollande said authorities will continue to investigate his identity.

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